R&T Training, Level 2

Quick update on R&T Level 2 trainings for 2012. The first training was held in Morro Bay in May. We had 15 people from various groups take this training, including from The Marine Mammal Center, Pacific Wildlife Care, DFG-OSPR, Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center and Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.  We have two more trainings scheduled for this year, one on August 15 in Ventura and one August 24 in Arcata. If you are interested in one of these trainings, registration will open approximately one month prior (July 15 or thereabouts). Check with the primary or secondary contacts or volunteer coordinator at your organization or agency, or contact me directly (kyparker@ucdavis.edu) if you don’t receive this information.

The purpose of R&T Level 2 trainings is to introduce students to the field aspects of wildlife collection during oil spill response. These trainings are open to staff of OWCN Member Organizations or Affiliated Agencies.  In order to take the R&T Level 2 training, there are several pre-requisites:

(1) You must be current with your HAZWOPER certification (including initial 24-hr HAZWOPER and an up-to-date annual 8-hr HAZWOPER Refresher).

(2) You must have completed OWCN’s Webinar 1 (OWCN Overview/Effects of Oil on Wildlife)


(3) You must have completed OWCN’s Webinar 2, part 1 (Recovery & Transportation Level 1)


(4) You must have completed the online Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100)


As always, let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you at the next training!



Stori and Jessica capturing a remote-controlled truck during the Morro Bay R&T Level 2 training in May.

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