Developing and Implementing Management Programs

Developing and Implementing Management Programs for Tortoise Preserves and Adjacent Areas

To protect the biodiversity which the desert tortoise needs to survive, it is essential to develop and implement management programs for tortoise preserves and areas adjacent to preserves and critical habitat.These Habitat Management Plans (HMPs) dictate how the DTPC will manage and protect the areas into perpetuity. Preliminary surveys are performed to fully understand the characteristics of the soil, wildlife, threats, and history of the preserve. Management goals, objectives, and actions are listed in each HMP to round out the overall management plan.