Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

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Desert Tortoise

The second annual Desert Tortoise Week is Oct. 5-11, 2020. Check out the events happening throughout the Colorado and Mojave deserts:

Desert Tortoise Week 2020 Event Flyer

Please note the "Desert Tortoise Presentation, Mojave National Preserve" event date & time has been updated:

Sunday, October 11, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Details: Learn about desert tortoise at Mojave National Preserve. Contact Matt Caire at for more information.
Location: Meet on the porch at Hole in the Wall Information Center (Vistor Center), 1 Black Canyon Road, Essex, CA

Desert Tortoise


Species Profile


Common Name

Scientific Name

Species Status

  Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizzii

Desert Tortoise Recovery

  Desert Tortoise Recovery Office (DTRO)

Survey Protocols & Guidelines

  Permits and Authorizations for working with Desert tortoises

Common Raven Management


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




Desert Tortoise Field Manual

  Link to the Desert tortoise field manual (1.3MB)


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