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CARLSBAD FWO: Oil Spill Responders Attend Training On Recovery And Transport Of Oiled Wildlife
Region 8, March 10, 2010
Particpants at the Recovery and Transport of Oiled Wildlife Course. (USFWS photo)
Particpants at the Recovery and Transport of Oiled Wildlife Course. (USFWS photo) - Photo Credit: n/a

In March 2010, the Service’s Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) Environmental Contaminants Division partnered with the Oiled Wildlife Care Network and the California Department of Fish and Game’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program to bring the course, Recovery and Transportation of Oiled Wildlife, to more than 40 staff members from the CFWO and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 

 

This course provided CFWO staff with training to be better prepared to capture and handle impacted FWS trust resources in the event of an oil spill along the southern California coast. 

 

CFWO is responsible for oil spills that occur from Los Angeles to the US-Mexico Border. The ability to effectively and efficiently respond to an oil spill not only depends on maintaining updated oil spill contingency plans and spill drills, but also depends on having trained staff prepared to respond. 

 

Judy Gibson and Sharon Taylor of the CFWO contributed to this article

 

Contact Info: Stephanie Weagley, 805-644-1766, stephanie_weagley@fws.gov