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  • Willamette Heritage Center (Dye House) 1313 Mill Street Southeast Salem, OR, 97301 United States (map)

Sea otters were once common in the Oregon coast but were hunted to extinction more than a century ago.  Learn about the history of sea otters in Oregon, their ecological and cultural importance, their disappearance, and the prospects for their return and recovery. Presenter:  Robert Bailey, Board President, Elakha Alliance & retired manager of the Oregon Coastal Management Program. The Elakha Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and conservation of sea otters and the health of Oregon’s nearshore marine ecosystem.