Cook Inlet & Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines and Appendices

November 08, 2019

The Cook Inlet and Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines (CIKMMDRG) build upon the National Guidelines, incorporate information from the National Contingency Plan (NCP), National Response Framework (NRF), State of Alaska Emergency Operations Plan (AKEOP) and expand upon the Alaska Regional Contingency Plan Annex G, Wildlife Protection Guidelines. Specifically, they address disaster response activities specific to NMFS trust species of cetaceans and pinnipeds in the Cook Inlet and Kodiak regions of Alaska and provide regionally-specific communication and response strategies within a flexible and practicable framework to accommodate the myriad scenarios that may be encountered during a disaster response in these regions. Additionally, data collection protocols were developed to be congruent with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process.