Wildlife Protection Guidelines
Protecting wildlife during spill response in Alaska is key to the success of the overall response. This page hosts the guidelines for wildlife protection during a spill response in Alaska and additional resources to aid in the protection of wildlife.


Wildlife Protection Guidelines for Oil Spill Response in Alaska (WPG)

Maintained by the ARRT Wildlife Protection Committee of the ARRT 

WPG, version 2020.2  (Version September 2023) 

WPG Forms, Tactics, Templates, Job aids, and more can be found on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Area Plan References and Tools Webpage.


Pribilof Islands Wildlife Protection Guidelines for Oil Spill Response (PI WPG)

Maintained by the Pribilof Islands Subcommittee

Pribilof Islands Wildlife Protection Guidelines (April 2023)


Training and Additional Resources

WPG Training

WPG Training for Environmental Unit and Wildlife Branch Personnel (March 2021; PDF)

Wildlife Reconnaissance

Carcass Collection and Documentation

Carcass Collection and Documentation during an Oil Spill Response Training Videos:
High Resolution (3.3 GB)
Low Resolution (1.4 GB)


For questions about the WPG, please contact one of the following:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
NOAA Fisheries
US Fish & Wildlife Service