She is one of British Columbia's best known environmentalists. Conservation chair for the Sierra Club of B.C., she is tireless in her drive to protect her province's natural heritage, especially the coastal rainforest and its inhabitants. She has been a leader in numerous conservation debates, including working for the protection of the ancient rainforests of Clayoquot Sound. As well, she was a leader in establishing Canada's first grizzly bear sanctuary, on B.C.'s north coast and works regularly to educate the public about environmental issues. Her work, done entirely on a volunteer basis, has earned her numerous honours, including a United Nations award for environmental achievements.