Barbara Callahan Honored With Oil Spill Activity Pressure’s 2019 Legacy Award
Barbara Callahan in motion – main a wildlife response coaching. Picture by Ken Wilson, APSC
Barbara Callahan of Worldwide Chook Rescue was honored this week with a 2019 Legacy Award by the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Activity Pressure. Barbara is Chook Rescue’s Senior Director of Response Providers. She was acknowledged for her sustained excellence in devoting greater than 25 years of her life to oiled wildlife response and for her management position at most of the main oil spills all through the world.
The Legacy Awards honor people and organizations that efficiently implement exemplary oil spill prevention, preparedness, or response tasks. We outline such exemplary tasks as profitable efforts that transcend regulatory necessities to stop, put together for, or reply to grease spills.
The award was introduced on the Oil Spill Activity Pressure‘s annual assembly on November 13, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington.
Barbara Callahan has spent greater than 25 years as a frontrunner in wildlife oil spill response.
Barbara has a wealth of worldwide expertise working within the emergency wildlife response and administration. She obtained her B. S. in Organic Science from the College of Alaska. She has labored in oiled wildlife response, response administration and rehabilitation of aquatic animals over the course of 20 years and is licensed in Federal Emergency Administration.
Since 1997 she has been the Response Providers Director at Chook Rescue and has held the place of Chook Unit Deputy Chief within the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill within the Gulf of Mexico in 2010; the Incident Command Wildlife Coordinator for the Rena Spill in New Zealand in 2011; and has been the on-scene coordinator in quite a few different nationwide and worldwide spill occasions.
Barbara has authored a number of papers on seabird rehabilitation and oil spill response. She has additionally nationally and internationally introduced at wildlife and different conferences.
Barbara Callahan working in the course of the 2000 Treasure Oil Spill response in South Africa. Picture by Jon Hrusa – IFAW
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