Arizona’s Desert Tortoise Adoption Program

Posted May 23, 2022

Did you know that Arizona has a Desert Tortoise adoption program?

This was the topic of the Phoenix Chapter’s May meeting. Kellie Tharpe of the Arizona Game and Fish Department gave a feature presentation. The recording is available to watch any time on the AZNPS YouTube Channel.

Watch the video to learn about the adoption program, including how to create tortoise habitat in your yard using native plants!

Information about the adoption program is available on the Arizona Game and Fish Department website. Also, for a list of native plants that tortoises love to eat, see the Native Plants for Desert Tortoises pamphlet.