About the DTPC
The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee is a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to promote the welfare of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in its native wild state. Committee members share a deep concern for the continued preservation of the tortoise and its habitat in the southwestern deserts.
Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee activities include:
- Establishing desert tortoise preserves.
- Developing and implementing management programs for tortoise preserves and adjacent areas.
- Education and research.
The Committee raises funds through membership, membership dues and tax deductible donations, illustrated lectures and the sale of merchandise. Funds are also raised for the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee through the workplace giving program Earth Share of California. The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee is supported in its work by individuals, conservation organizations, wildlife groups and scientists.