For more information on habitat issues, please contact the
WDFW Habitat Program.
For more information on WDFW managed lands including wildlife
areas, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Larger or more complex oil spills are managed using the federal
Incident Command System (ICS) model, and OST members provide services
within this system. Team members help plan, manage and monitor spill
response activities. They identify natural resources at risk and
help to identify and prioritize resource protection strategies and
cleanup methods. For small spills, the OST provides information
and recommendations to assist Ecology in managing on-site response
Outside of oil spills, the OST engages the following natural
resource protection tasks:
fish and wildlife interests on the Response Technology and Geographic
Response Planning Work Groups of the NW Area Committee.
- Helping to
develop and maintain Geographic Response Plans and other response
strategies for marine and freshwater environments.
and maintaining a Geographic Information System (GIS) database
of sensitive fish and wildlife resources for use during spills
in oil spill drills.
Please contact us for more information.