Ginger Kowal runs a GIS Programing & Analysis business that works closely with the freshwater and terrestrial NatCap team. She works on several projects developing and applying InVEST tools. She is contributing to the development of a new InVEST tool to model grassland forage ecosystems. Ginger holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Calgary, and a certificate in geospatial technology from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. Prior to working with NatCap, she led the development of an agent-based spatially explicit population model to inform landscape-scale habitat management for the gopher tortoise in the Southeastern U.S.