Jennifer Kalt, Director
jkalt [AT] humboldtbaykeeper.org
Jasmin Segura, Bay Tours Coordinator
jasmin [AT] humboldtbaykeeper.org
Humboldt Baykeeper Advisory Committee:Maia Cheli - Communications and Outreach Manager, Schatz Energy Research CenterFred Evenson - Director, Ecological Rights FoundationAldaron Laird - Sea Level Rise Planner, retiredMike Manetas - Educator, retiredLaurie Richmond - Assistant Professor, Humboldt State UniversityMichelle D. Smith - Attorney-at-LawMichael Welch - Director, Redwood Alliance What are Coastal Resources?Humboldt Bay is the second largest estuary in California. The bay and the adjacent Pacific Ocean coastline give our community its unique character. The health of our waters both in the bay and along our coast depend greatly on the functioning of the intertidal mudflats, salt marshes, and freshwater wetlands of Humboldt Bay, which act as a natural pollution filter and flood plain. Clean water supports healthier fisheries, which in turn support bird and wildlife populations.For the human community around the bay and coast this means more lucrative sport, subsistence, and commercial fisheries, better bird watching and bird hunting, and cleaner water for recreating, including boating, surfing, paddleboarding, and swimming. Humboldt Baykeeper's programs involve scientists, boaters, fishermen, birdwatchers, students, and other concerned residents in the important work of protecting the bay, its watershed, and the near-shore waters of the Pacific Ocean.The geographical reach of Humboldt Baykeeper's programs includes Humboldt Bay, its tributaries, and the Pacific Coast from Trinidad Head to the north and the Eel River estuary to the south. Baykeeper maintains an on-the-water presence throughout the area, patrolling by motorboat, kayak, and occasionally by drone, with upland areas patrolled by car and by foot.