Kai Foster (Henifin), M.A.

Project Manager, GIS Analyst

Kai Foster is a Cultural Ecologist/GIS Analyst with professional and academic experience working with diverse communities on a broad range of environmental issues.  In 2008, she joined Conservation Biology Institute focusing her attention primarily on protected areas in the United States.  Before joining the CBI team, Kai spent three years working with communities in Western Alaska mapping areas of cultural and ecological significance.  Her interest in the relationship between people and landscapes has brought an appreciation and understanding to her current work in protected areas.     

Kai Foster (Henifin) is attending It Takes a Village: Augmenting Quino Checkerspot Butterfly in the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge on December 7.


BLM Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA), Sonoran Desert
Working as a subcontractor to Dynamac Corporation, the Conservation Biology Institute provided the scientific leadership and technical support for two BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REAs).  The Sonoran Desert ecoregion was completed in the spring ...
Colorado Plateau - REA
Rapid Ecological Assessment in the Colorado Plateau, for the BLM
Supporting solar energy planning
CBI, in collaboration with Black & Veatch and funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), created a pilot screening tool for solar distributed generation that integrates engineering, cost, and environmental information for planning & decision making.

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A Conversation with Gwynne Nell Corrigan
In the third in a series of conversations between staff at the Conservation Biology Institute, Gwynne Nell Corrigan, Communications Guru, at CBI, shares with Kai Foster, GIS Specialist, about backup singer dreams, a Burmese python named “Katy”, and the brilliant challenge that rocked her world. Can you describe your job in 5 words I have to do six because I’m a bit of a rebel. This was challenging because at first I was ...

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