On Oct. 14, Bob Bailey, of the Elakha Alliance, will discuss the Oregon Sea Otter Feasibility Study as part of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s speaker series. This study evaluated the essential considerations around sea otter reintroduction to Oregon, including population dynamics, habitat suitability, ecological considerations, social and economic impacts, legal requirements, logistics, and more.

Bailey is the board president for the Elakha Alliance. He spent nearly 40 years in coastal and ocean planning and management for the state of Oregon. The Elakha Alliance’s mission is to restore a healthy population of sea otters to the Oregon coast in hopes of making Oregon’s marine and coastal ecosystem more robust and resilient.

Bailey’s talk begins at 7 p.m., hosted on Zoom, and is free to the public. People can find the link at https://lnwc.nehalem.org/?page_id=732 or on the event at www.facebook.com/lnwc1. They can also contact the watershed council at lnwc@nehalemtel.net. A recording of this presentation will also be posted on the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s YouTube channel with other recorded presentations. Just search for “Lower Nehalem Watershed Council” on YouTube.

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