Summary: Mike Simpson, Senior Regional Manager, Fraser Basin Council
Mike Simpson is a facilitator and a forester who has lived in the Cariboo region of BC since
1994. His current position is Senior Regional Manager, Cariboo-Chilcotin and Thompson
Regions, with the impartial non-for-profit organization Fraser Basin Council. His current work
involves multi-stakeholder facilitation and mediation of complex environmental and natural
resource management issues involving all levels of government, first nations, the private sector
and civil society. His work before joining the Council in 2006 was in natural resource
management consulting for the forest industry, government, woodlot licensee and first nations
clients throughout the Southern Interior and Central Coast. Mike's education includes a BScF,
University of Toronto in 1994, and MA conflict resolution, Royal Roads University in 2004.
He's been a registered professional forester in BC since 1996. Mike is father to Abigail and
Aaron and life partner to Holly. In his spare time he likes good coffee, hiking, backpacking,
cross-country skiing, reading, cooking and avoiding all domestic duties and handyman chores.