Workshop details

We are planning a two-day workshop in Ridgecrest, CA for November 5-6, 2016. Additional details will be posted on this web site as they become available.

The workshop is structured to provide information on the biology of desert tortoises and the field techniques of monitoring and surveying.

The fee for the Desert Tortoise Council's 2015 Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques Workshops was $285.00 ($185.00 for registered students) plus expenses (travel, lodging, some meals).

The following US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) web sites provide valuable and comprehensive information on requirements for field projects involving the desert tortoise The second web site also explains the requirements to become an authorized biologist under the USFWS.