Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Desert Tortoise Recovery

Permits and Authorizations for Working with Desert Tortoises

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If you seek approval to attach/remove/insert any devices or equipment to/into desert tortoises, withdraw blood, or conduct other procedures on desert tortoises, a recovery permit or similar authorization may be required. Application for a recovery permit requires completion of Form 3- 200-55, which can be downloaded at

Desert Tortoise Field Manual Desert Tortoise Field Manual

Last updated: August 24, 2016