Desert Tortoise Council

Conserving desert tortoises and their habitats

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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.

Help Save the Desert Tortoise!

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:

Membership Services

Click become a member to join the Desert Tortoise Council.

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  • to renew your membership
  • to submit a change of address
  • to view your invoices and payment details for membership and events

Registration Services

The 2018 Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques Course will take place on November 3 and 4. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Registration is expected to open in early July.

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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The Desert Tortoise Council is a non-profit organization incorporated under IRS code 501(c)3.
Desert Tortoise Council, 4654 East Avenue S #257B, Palmdale, CA 93552.

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