Fisheries & Wildlife Biologist
Roy Leidy specializes in conservation biology and fish and wildlife management. His responsibilities include technical review and guidance of natural resource studies, as well as regulatory permitting and compliance. He has broad technical expertise based on his 46 years as a fish and wildlife biologist and regulatory specialist. He frequently assists clients and their legal counsels as an expert witness in both technical and regulatory matters. His technical experience includes fish and wildlife impact assessments using HEP, WHR and IFIM, IHA, wetlands delineations and assessments, endangered species surveys and impact evaluations, Habitat Conservation Plan/Habitat Management Plan work, river-reservoir ecosystem modeling, reservoir fisheries management, water quality modeling, toxicological analysis, stream channel stability, watershed assessments, fish passage and screening design, Clean Water Act permitting, and water resources development evaluations. He possesses extensive knowledge of resource management issues in the western United States. Roy has published professional papers on a wide range of environmental topics and contributed to hundreds of unpublished reports on various environmental issues related to natural resource management, including endangered species, water resources, watershed management, mining impacts and remediation, instream flows, water quality, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance. In his free time, Roy enjoys hiking and 4-wheeling in the Great Basin. He is also a western American history buff, with a special interest in periods prior to the Gold Rush.
Education: B.S. Forestry and Resource Management
Certifications: Certified Fisheries Scientist; Certified SCUBA Diver