An active member of JDCF since its inception, Laurie has focused on conservation education and outreach. She helped launch Camp Casper, coordinated eagle-watching tours for ten years, has made numerous educational presentations, and has participated in many bird counts, as well as bluebird monitoring at Lost Mound. In 2020 she joined the board of Casper Creek Natural Cemetery, helping launch a business that reflects her commitment to protecting the environment.