About Us

We are a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to promote the welfare of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in its native wild state. Organizational members share a deep concern for the continued preservation of the tortoise and its habitat in…

DTRNA

The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA) is 39.5 square miles of prime natural habitat set aside for the local wild population of desert tortoise, the official California state reptile. The preserve boasts a rich flora and fauna representative of…

Ways to Give

We rely on financial donations to fund the critical work involved in protecting and preserving desert tortoise habitat. Donations are used to fund daily operations, acquire additional habitat, restoration activities, research and outreach programs. There are various ways to donate…