Oregon Kelp Alliance

ORKA

Port Orford, Oregon 97465, USA

Region Active

North America

Alliance

Activity

Marine conservation, Marine vegetation, Kelp forests

Description

ORKA works to develop and protect Oregon's kelp forests. Through ORKA and its partners, an innovative plan is underway to protect and restore targeted areas. ORKA’s approach is ' to understand and possibly mitigate a potential kelp collapse', by engaging science, recreation, tourism and economic opportunities for coastal communities. The problem of sea urchins which destroy the kelp is a particular target for the group.