In the event of an oil spill with significant wildlife impact, WCMRC can have one of two roles in the wildlife response.

The Responsible Party (RP), may request WCMRC to include the wildlife response in its response operations. WCMRC, under the direction of the RP, will then manage the wildlife response through a wildlife branch established within the Operations Section of the Incident Command System.

If a large wildlife response is required, WCMRC and the RP may choose to hire a professional organization such as Focus Wildlife to work within the Incident Command System.