Imperiled Species Panel

September 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
Elakha Alliance, Oregon Wild, Audubon Society of Portland

Sea otter at home in kelp.\Photo by Joe Platko.
Sea otter at home in kelp.\Photo by Joe Platko.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion offered by Oregon Wild, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and Threatened Wildlife."  It takes place Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 N.E. Hwy 101). The event is free and open to the public.

Oregon Shores board member Bob Bailey, who represents us on the Elakha Alliance, will speak on sea otters, describing their extinction in Oregon and their possible return.  The alliance of several conservation groups and Native American tribes, which Oregon Shores helped to found, works toward researching the possibilities for reintroducing sea otters to the Oregon coastal environment.

Other panel members have not yet been announced, but they will be experts in the history, ecological value, and future prospects for threatened species on the coast, such as snowy plovers and marbled murrelets, and those we have lost but may someday return, such as condors or sea otters.

For more information, contact Danielle Moser, [email protected].