Equipment & Supplies
The OWCN maintains caches of equipment and supplies throughout the state. The focus of many of these stockpiles is to ensure that first responders have the equipment and supplies necessary to hit the ground running. A timely response is essential in oiled wildlife response since wasted time can mean wildlife lives. The OWCN has stockpiles of specialized oiled wildlife rehabilitation equipment at key primary care facilities around the state, as well as a large stockpile of supplies and equipment to quickly transport and assemble mobile facilities for wildlife recovery, field stabilization and even a primary care facility for care, cleaning, conditioning, and release of a variety of species nearly anywhere in the state.
Every year the OWCN evaluates, maintains, and invests in new stockpiles of response equipment strategically cached throughout the state from Crescent City to Bakersfield to San Diego.