What’s New

2,700 acres of land to be protected this fall

We are excited to officially announce that we are preparing for a rather large restoration project that will take place on 2,700 acres of land bordering the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area. This land has been subjected to decades of wear and tear caused by illegal OHV use and illegal grazing. Without protection, plant communities have been damaged and non-native invasives are beginning to creep in. This fall we will begin a multi-year, extensive project to fence this area, remove invasive plants and trash, decompact the soil on unauthorized OHV trails, and install vertical mulching which will enable native plant species to grow. Our hope is that over the next several years, with the protection and removal of human-related threats, plant and animal species will once again begin to thrive. Thank you to everyone who supports our work. We could not do any of this without you!

New Merchandise!

8" and 11" plush tortoises

8″ and 11″ plush tortoises

We are now selling plush tortoises in two sizes: 8″ and 11″. These items will also be sold at the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area during the spring naturalist season. Buy them here. We have also launched a new “Adopt a tortoise” program.


                                                                              Photo Credits: Freya Reder ©