Note: The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area is not a sanctuary for captive tortoises or found wild tortoises. This is a protected area with its own native population of wild tortoises. The release of captive tortoises or relocation of wild tortoises is punishable by law and can be fatal to the tortoises involved.
The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee is looking to fill our full-time position of naturalist at the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area next spring. The position will run from mid-March to early June.
The DTPC is gearing up for another busy fall season. An official announcement of what activities we will be working on will be posted soon!
Spectrum News Story
This past spring the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area was featured in a short story by Spectrum News out of Palmdale. Check out the story here:
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 ©