Talk on the History of Oregon's Sea Otters

January 31, 2023 - 11:00 AM
Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Dr
Astoria, OR
Elakha Alliance

A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS
A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m., Cameron La Follette will give a talk about the history of sea otters in Oregon. This event will take place at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Dr in Astoria) and is free and open to all.

About the talk:

"Elakha Alliance Board Member, Cameron La Follette, is a historian of the Northwest coast, focusing on land use history, exploration and shipwrecks, and early commercial natural resource extraction. She is also the executive director of Oregon Coast Alliance, a coastal conservation and land use protection organization.

She was the lead researcher and author of all the history articles in the 2018 Oregon Historical Quarterly special issue investigating the 17th-century Spanish galleon shipwreck on the Oregon coast. Cameron has additionally lead-authored two recent books on sustainability and ecological governance."

Oregon Shores was involved in the founding of the Elakha Alliance and strongly supports their effort to return sea otters to the Oregon Coast. Visit their website to learn more about their work.