Apr
20

Sea Otter Restoration Talk

When
April 20, 2021 - 6:30 PM
Where
Online
Sponsors
Elakha Alliance
Cost
Free

Sea otter and kelp.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

The Elakha Alliance exists to explore the possibilities for restoring sea otters—extinct in this state for more than a century—to Oregon’s marine ecosystems.  The group advocates for research into the biological implications.  But the prospect of restoration has cultural implications as well.

On Tuesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Elakha Alliance hosts a presentation on “The Return of Oregon's Sea Otters: Considering the Cultural Dimensions of Restoration.”  The speaker is Peter Hatch, an alliance board member and also member of the Confederate Tribe of Siletz Indians. He will discuss the cultural dimensions of Oregon’s lost sea otters, particularly with regard to indigenous peoples, and the hope for their return.  The event is free and open to all.

To register for this webinar, go here.