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Desert Tortoise:

Desert Tortoise

 

Species Profile

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

Species Status

 
  Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizzii
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Desert Tortoise Recovery

  Desert Tortoise Recovery Office (DTRO)
   
 

Survey Protocols & Guidelines

  2010 Pre-project Field Survey Protocol for Potential Desert Tortoise Habitats Adobe PDF icon
 

Table 3 - 2010 Desert Tortoise Pre-Project Survey Protocol Microsoft Excel Logo

 

2010 Desert Tortoise Clearance Survey Reporting Data Sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Authorized Biologist And Monitor Responsibilities And Qualifications Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Permit Statement Pertaining to High Temperatures for Handling Desert Tortoises Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Transmitter Records Database Microsoft Excel Logo

 

Transmitter Form Metadata Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

2005 Exclusion Fence Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Raven EA Final Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

FONSI Reduce Raven Predation on the Desert Tortoise Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Raven EA Final Appendix F Response to Public Comments, Final  [2.96mb] Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

   
 

Field Manual

 

Chapter 1 - Purpose Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 2 - Procedures For Federal Endangered Species Act Compliance For The Desert Tortoise Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 3 - Federal And State Authorizations For Implementing Measures Required Under Sections 7 Or 10 Of The Esa For The Desert Tortoise -Mojave Population Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 4 - General Ecology And Survey Protocol For Determining Presence/Absence And Abundance For The Desert Tortoise - Mojave Population [pdf 737kb] Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 5 - After A Biological Opinion Or Take Permit Has Been Issued For The Desert Tortoise -Mojave Population: Preliminary Considerations Before Going To The Field Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 6 - Clearance Survey Protocol For The Desert Tortoise -Mojave Population Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 7 - Guidelines For Handling Desert Tortoises- Mojave Population And Their Eggs Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

Chapter 8 - Desert Tortoise Exclusion Fence Adobe Acrobat PDF Icon

 

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