Morning Track

Post-release monitoring of oiled wildlife: novel technologies for learning about oil spill impacts

Monday, May 18th 0800-1200 (at Hotel)

Technology has come a long way since scientists first started using transmitters and data loggers 40+ years ago. The goals of this 4-hour workshop are to provide participants with an overview of considerations for choosing the right equipment, the types of devices currently available on the market, and the variety of information each unit can provide for monitoring wildlife impacted by an oil spill, rehabilitated, and released. We will also discuss different attachment methods and placement locations, including their pros and cons. This expert-led workshop is meant to be an informative and hands-on experience, and will be beneficial to participants ranging from little to moderate experience with monitoring devices, or simply those that wish to hear about what is new and “cool” in the gadget world.

Please register here. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Limited to 24 participants

 

Facilities for oiled wildlife, identifying needs, evaluating options

Monday, May 18th – 0800-1200 (AK Wildlife Response Center, transportation provided)

This 4 hour workshop will focus on the critical components for an effective oiled wildlife response facility and how to best utilize available resources to successfully rehabilitate oiled wildlife. It will take place at International Bird Rescue’s Anchorage facility and will utilize the building in discussions and exercises in the design and layout of an efficient facility. The workshop will discuss response facility alternatives including purpose built, retrofit and mobile equipment utilizing examples from the workshop instructor’s experience as responders around the world.

Please register here. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Limited to 24 participants

 

Afternoon Track

Avian Intake and Stabilization

Monday, May 18th 1300-1700 (at Hotel)

This workshop will discuss how to initiate care for newly acquired oiled birds. Participants will learn about collection of data and samples, physical examination, plus initial care and stabilization techniques to provide the best achievable care for affected animals. Topics covered will include correcting hypothermia, fluid therapy, protective wraps, basic emergency treatments, and nutritional support.

Please register here. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Limited to 30 participants

 

Wildlife Planning using the 2015 Wildlife Response Preparedness guidelines from IPIECA

Monday, May 18th 1300-1700 (at Hotel)

This 4 hour workshop will provide participants interested in planning for oiled wildlife response an insiders view and understanding of the just released IPIECA Good Practice document. The workshop will be lead by several of the authors of this document and will provide a deep dive into the documents and the wildlife planning process. It will include discussions to help in identifying the right planning resources and key concepts, exercises in developing outlines and frameworks for your own plan and guidelines for helping to evaluate plans for strengths and weaknesses.

Please register here. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Limited to 24 participants