Louise has worked as an ecologist with Environs Kimberley since 2007, transforming a small project into a regional, cultural-natural resource management program — the Kimberley Nature Project. As one of now two Program Managers, Louise and the team collaborate widely with Aboriginal rangers and communities, scientists, government, community groups and land managers to deliver effective, multi-year projects that document, manage and protect significant Kimberley eco-cultural values. Co-leading EK’s not-for-profit consultancy Nature Projects Australia, she also provides CNRM project management support to groups within and outside the Kimberley region.
Louise led collaborations with Aboriginal rangers and others to research, manage and protect eco-cultural values in the Dampierland bioregion. This work was instrumental in achieving an Endangered listing for Dampier Peninsula monsoon vine thickets under the Commonwealth EPBC Act (1999) in 2013.
Louise has a Bachelor of Science (Melb) and an Honours degree in Applied Biology (VU). Louise has also worked in consultative industry as an Applied Ecologist and Operations Manager (5 years), as well in state government in the wildlife management and environmental regulation sectors (2 years).