Steve holds a Master's degree in Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University, 1981) and has 28 years of experience in wildlife research, management, and conservation planning in Colorado and the western U.S.
Since founding BIO-Logic Mr. Boyle has led biological field surveys and written impact analysis reports for more than 50 projects involving electric transmission line siting and reauthorization, oil and gas development, buried utility siting, land transfers, and terrestrial and aquatic habitat restoration projects.
For these projects he has performed agency consultations, designed and led biological field studies, and prepared Biological Assessments, Biological Evaluations, and NEPA document sections. Mr. Boyle has prepared regional conservation assessments for the U.S. Forest Service including Management Indicator Species assessments for the San Juan National Forest and species assessments for Region 2, and prepared a Sagebrush Conservation Assessment & Strategy and Gunnison Sage-grouse conservation agreement documentation for the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
As former Senior Wildlife Biologist for AGEISS Environmental, Inc., Mr. Boyle was Principal Investigator for research projects on pronghorn, feral horses, bats, and bird communities at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
Mr. Boyle also has extensive research experience investigating spotted owls, kit fox, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild turkey, and desert tortoises. He was an invited reviewer of the Colorado and Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Projects, critically reviewing theoretical models linking vertebrate species distributions to habitat characteristics. He performed extensive fieldwork for and co-authored the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas.
Mr. Boyle was certified in Denver Federal Circuit Court in 1999 as an expert witness for wildlife biology, wildlife habitat, and hunting safety. Prior to consulting work, Mr. Boyle was District Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Research Technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fort Collins, Colo., and Research Associate of the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University.
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