Mr. Simmons is the President of Quillicum Environmental Services Ltd., which is focused on the restoration of degraded riparian zones. He has over 40 years of silviculture and watershed management experience and is one of the very few ecologists that understands the importance of riparian ecosystems to water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in both urban and remote watersheds. He helped develop the assessment methodology for the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks and Ministry of Forests Watershed Restoration Technical Circular No. 6 – Riparian Assessment and Prescription Procedures guideline. Prior to Quillicum, Mr. Simmons was the Chief Operating Officer at REDD Systems LLC and ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc.