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October 8, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Commons Multi-Purpose Room

441 Hwy 101 N
Yachats, OR 97498
sea otters Elakha Alliance
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Elakha Alliance – Restoring Sea Otters to the Southern Oregon Coast

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sponsored by View the Future


The Elakha Vision: 

An Oregon coast 50 years from now where our children and grandchildren co-exist along with a thriving sea otter population and a robust and resilient marine ecosystem.


The Speaker: 

Peter Hatch – Secretary / Board member of Elakha Foundation and Member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Mr. Hatch works in the tribe’s Cultural Resources office. He’s been fishing, clamming and crabbing in Lincoln County his entire life, and wants to ensure that his descendants can always do the same.



  • Cultural and historical significance of the sea otter to the people and waters of the Oregon Coast. What would reintroducing sea otters mean from that standpoint?
  • Ecological significance of the sea otter and what reintroducing them to the Oregon Coast would mean.
  • Where did the sea otters go?
  • How and when did the Elakha Alliance form? Why sea otters and why now?
  • What is a trophic cascade? Have we seen what happens when sea otters are removed from a habitat? Do they really have that much of an impact?
  • Successes and failures of reintroducing sea otters and its impact on areas of the west coast.  
  • Concerns people have with reintroducing this marine mammal. 
  • Timetable for sea otter reintroduction on the Southern Oregon Coast and what will it take to achieve the Alliance’s vision.



Refreshments and cookies provided by Yachats Ladies Club and View the Future

View the Future is a local 501©(3) all volunteer organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural environment, promoting collaborative actions for scientific, educational, recreational, cultural, and economic goals for the benefit of the Yachats community and its future generations. 

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