Desert Tortoise Recovery
Permits and Authorizations for Working with Desert Tortoises
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 http://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-55.pdf.
Desert Tortoise Field Manual
August 24, 2016