Calen Busch Staff Geologist Page Photo

Calen Busch, GIT

Staff Geologist

Calen has experience conducting environmental and geotechnical fieldwork and preparing reports for sites throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. His fieldwork includes soil, groundwater, surface water, vapor, and sediment sampling; monitoring well installation oversight; monitoring well development; geologic mapping; slope stability investigations; construction inspections; materials testing; and geologic borehole logging. He has prepared numerous Phase I…

Read More About Calen

Services

Working as a geologist allows me to pursue both my fascination with geology and my love of the outdoors. I love performing investigations that emphasize high quality data collection and analysis. Every day I have the privilege to observe and be a part of MFA’s dedication to excellence in how we serve our clients’ needs and produce both immediate and long-term positive impacts on our environment.

Services

Working as a geologist allows me to pursue both my fascination with geology and my love of the outdoors. I love performing investigations that emphasize high quality data collection and analysis. Every day I have the privilege to observe and be a part of MFA’s dedication to excellence in how we serve our clients’ needs and produce both immediate and long-term positive impacts on our environment.
Full Bio

Who is Calen Busch, GIT?

Calen has experience conducting environmental and geotechnical fieldwork and preparing reports for sites throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. His fieldwork includes soil, groundwater, surface water, vapor, and sediment sampling; monitoring well installation oversight; monitoring well development; geologic mapping; slope stability investigations; construction inspections; materials testing; and geologic borehole logging. He has prepared numerous Phase I environmental site assessments, geotechnical reports, sampling and analysis plans, and groundwater monitoring reports.

While attending Eastern Washington University, Calen collaborated with the Washington State Department of Ecology to perform surface water sampling and data analysis at a bar complex on the Upper Columbia River, investigating concentrations of metals, particularly lead and zinc, in an area historically impacted by milling and smelting activities. Calen currently lives in northern Idaho, conducting environmental field work for MFA and taking full advantage of the many outdoor opportunities the region has to offer.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology and Environmental Science, Eastern Washington University

Certifications

Geologist in Training: Washington

 

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Training

 

Mining Safety and Health Administration—Surface Mining

 

First Aid/CPR Training

 

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade 1

 

WAQTC Aggregate, Asphalt II, Embankment and Base, and In-Place Density