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Lehman, Robert N.

Lehman holding bald eagle

In 1996, Bob received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying effects of military training and wildfires on shrubsteppe raptors in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) in southwestern Idaho.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

Bob has nearly 35 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, focusing on avian and raptor ecology and management, including 25 years in federal service.

From 1977 to 1990, he worked on Bald Eagle and other endangered species field studies and restoration efforts in California and elsewhere.

Bob was a staff and supervisory research biologist in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwestern Idaho from 1990 to 2006. He retired from the U.S. Geological Survey in 2006.

Currently, Bob is working as a private consultant assisting business, industry, and government in avian/power line risk assessments, focusing on the problem of raptor electrocutions.

He and his wife, Debbra live in Boise, Idaho.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Lehman, R.N., J.A. Savidge, P.L. Kennedy, and R.E. Harness. 2010. Raptor electrocution rates for a utility in the Intermountain western United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(3):459-470.

Lehman, R.N., P.L. Kennedy, and J.A. Savidge. 2007. The state of the art in raptor electrocution research: a global review. Biological Conservation 135:4.

Lehman, R.N. 2001. Raptor electrocution on powerlines: current issues and outlook. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(3):804-813.

Lehman, R.N., K. Steenhof, L.B. Carpenter, and M.N. Kochert. 2000. Turnover and dispersal of Prairie Falcons in southwestern Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research 34:262-269.