Jennifer Kalt

Jennifer Kalt is the Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, which works to safeguard coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community. The Baykeeper edition of the Northcoast Environmental Center's EcoNews Report airs on the third Thursday of the month, and features interviews of the many fascinating people involved in Humboldt Bay issues. For more info, visit humboldtbaykeeper.org.

 Marine mammalogist Dr. Dawn Goley is the director of the HSU Marine Mammal Stranding Program, which responds to reports of dead stranded marine mammals from the public and regularly monitors beaches for stranded marine mammals in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties. The program has documented several uncommon whale and dolphin species, sea turtles, and two sea otters in the last twenty years, and serves as an early warning system for catastrophic events like the California sea lion die-off in the past two years.


Science is under attack in Washington, D.C. Here in Arcata, we value science, facts, and science-based evidence. Whether you value health and medicine, public safety in tsunami zones, or protecting endangered species, science is critical in developing public policy. Geologist and HSU Lecturer Jay Patton talks with Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt about science, facts, how to recognize pseudoscience or “alt-facts,” and why science is a cornerstone of public policy.