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.

Membership Services

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Registration Services

The 2018 Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques Course will take place on November 3 and 4. Click Introductory Course for details about the Course and how to register. Registration is OPEN now. 

There is a special option for local science teachers to audit the course for a $25 fee.  If you teach science in the general area of Ridgecrest (the Western Mojave), please send an email to
with your information and ask for permission to register.

Information about the DTC's 44th Annual Symposium   will be posted as it becomes available.


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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Desert Tortoise Council, 4654 East Avenue S #257B, Palmdale, CA 93552.

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