Desert Tortoise Council

Conserving desert tortoises and their habitats

Event Registration and Membership Portal

The Desert Tortoise Council was established in 1975 to promote conservation of the desert tortoise in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. The Council is a non-profit organization comprised of hundreds of professionals and laypersons who share a common concern for desert tortoises in the wild and a commitment to advancing the public’s understanding of the species.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Symposium! Visit the Symposium home page for details. Click Register now to complete Symposium registration online.

Membership Services

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Registration Services

 Register for the DTC's Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques Fall Course. The 2017 Fall Course is tentatively scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, in Ridgecrest, CA. More information about the 2017 Mojave Tortoise Course will be posted as it becomes available.

Register for the DTC's Annual Symposium. The 42nd Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium will take place February 24-27, 2017 at Sam's Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is now OPEN.


Make a  donation through our donations page to support the work of the Desert Tortoise Council. 

Your donations are tax-deductible to the full  extent of the law.

Thank you!

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The Desert Tortoise Council is a non-profit organization incorporated under IRS code 501(c)3.
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