Desert Tortoise Council

Conserving desert tortoises and their habitats

The 2020 online course was given in two sessions on November 6 & 7. All attendees should have received their certificates by now. If not contact us at:

We hope to provide another course in 2021 either online or possibly in the field, but that will depend on the situation with Covid. We will try to make a firm decision by June.

More information available on our website Introductory Course page.

Health Assessment Procedures for Translocations of the Mojave Desert Tortoise is a four-day advanced course only open to those with extensive tortoise handling experience.

Please visit the Health Assessment Training Course page on our website for more information about this course.

The 2017 Authorized Biologist Training Course took place September 11-15. The next session of this course will be announced when details are finalized.  Please visit the Authorized Biologist Training Course page on our website for more information about this course.

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