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.
The Desert Tortoise Council is engaged in a fundraising campaign through Green Our Planet. The Desert Tortoise Council plans to use the money to reintroduce desert plants into a habitat to make it livable for the tortoises. Without the right plants to eat the tortoise cannot survive. Essentially, we will use the money to prepare the habitat so we can re-introduce the tortoise back to this area of land in North Las Vegas. Thank you for your support!
Please visit our fundraising page to learn more and make a donation to our project:
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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 11-12, in Ridgecrest, CA. More information about the 2017 Introductory Tortoise Course will be posted as it becomes available.
Register for the DTC's Annual Symposium. The 43rd Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium will take place February 23-25, 2018 at Sam's Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration will begin in Fall 2017.