Christopher Simmons

Christopher Simmons

Senior Manager, Public Lands Policy

Christopher Simmons is the Senior Manager of Public Lands Policy at the National Audubon Society. His work is focused on public lands management including minimizing impacts of energy development and promoting Tribal co-management. 

Prior to working for the National Audubon Society, Christopher worked in upstream oil and gas environment, health, safety, regulatory (EHSR) and policy; additionally, he served as the inaugural Adams County Colorado Oil and Gas Liaison. Christopher has developed expertise in impact minimalization, reclamation and remediation through the lens of local government, operator, and now environmental nonprofit. 

Christopher graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and received a Master’s of Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Articles by Christopher Simmons

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Proposed Rule Change Would Bring BLM Oil and Gas Leasing into the Modern Era
September 08, 2023 — Change would prioritize habitat, sacred lands and other considerations when granting oil and gas leases.