Jennifer Kalt

Lecturer - Environmental Planning

Jennifer Kalt
(707) 826-3827
BROH 106

Jennifer Kalt is a botanist with over 15 years of conservation and advocacy work on the North Coast. She is the Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that works to protect water quality and habitat in the Humboldt Bay area. From 2001 to 2010, she worked on behalf of California Indian Basketweavers to protect native plants and drinking water supplies from forestry herbicides, which combined her passion for conservation with environmental justice issues. In her role with Humboldt Baykeeper, she continues to protect the environment for human health as well as wildlife. 

As Director of Humdboldt Baykeeper, she launched the Humboldt Bay King Tides Photo Initiative in 2011 and tracks Sea Level Rise issues in local plans and policies. She is a member of the Humboldt Sea Level Rise Initiative and a Lecturer in Humboldt's Department of Environmental Science & Management.


College of the Redwoods
Humboldt State University: B.S. in Botany/Minor in Anthropology; M.A. in Biology

Courses Taught

ESM 425: Environmental Impact Assessment
ESM 462: Coastal & Marine Planning


Kalt, Jennifer and Ross Taylor. 2018. Mercury Testing of Sport/Food Fishes within Humboldt Bay. Humboldt Baykeeper report to California Environmental Protection Agency, Small Environmental Justice Grant #G16-EJ-014.
Kalt, J. 2010. Conservation Assessment for Iliamna latibracteata (California Globe Mallow). Report to the U.S Forest Service, Region 6.
Kalt, J. 2008. Status Review and Field Inventory for Silvery Phacelia: Phacelia argentea (Hydrophyllaceae). Report to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arcata, CA.
Kalt, J. 2007. Public Lands Traditional Gathering Policy Finalized. News from Native California: 20:4. 
Bencie, R. and J. Kalt. 2007. Western Lily Vegetation Strategy. Report to the California Department of Fish & Game, Eureka, CA.
Kalt, J. 2006. Habitat Characterization of Two Rare Plants, Coast Checkerbloom (Sidalcea oregana ssp. eximia) and Siskiyou Checkerbloom (Sidalcea malvaeflora ssp. patula) in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Report to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arcata, CA.
Kalt, J. 2003. Status Review and Field Inventory for California globe mallow, Iliamna latibracteata (Malvaceae), in Northwestern California. Report to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arcata, CA.
Kalt, J. 2003. Status Review and Field Inventory for Humboldt County fuchsia: Epilobium septentrionale (Onagraceae) in Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties. Report to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arcata, CA.