Lorraine is a Registered Professional Biologist with many years of work on projects in the hydroelectric, transportation, mining, oil and gas, and forestry sectors have given her extensive experience in assessing, predicting, and mitigating the effects of development on wildlife and natural systems. She has worked on a wide variety of project scales from private land developments to megaprojects and is familiar with federal, provincial, and municipal legislation regarding the protection and management of terrestrial wildlife.
Provincial government wildlife inventory standards that Lorraine has co-authored include those for bats, wildlife radio-telemetry, and wildlife habitat inventory. She has authored or co-authored national status reports for three wildlife species at risk and is an active member of provincial and international bat working groups.
Lorraine is a provincially certified practitioner of Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping and has participated in mapping projects in the Cariboo, Thompson, Peace, Kootenays and Mid-Coast regions of British Columbia. She has a special interest in species at risk and has planned and conducted provincial standard field surveys for invertebrates, snakes, amphibians, songbirds, waterfowl, upland game birds, raptors, bats, carnivores, and ungulates. Lorraine is skilled at the preparation of presentations and reports and has a comprehensive knowledge of information sources for wildlife and wildlife habitats.