P. O. Box 5247
Bend, OR 97708
(541) 719-8401
 

About Bend Geoscience

Bend Geoscience was established in 2015 by Tom Kaldenbach when he and his wife, Ginger Kaldenbach, relocated from Denver, Colorado to Bend, Oregon.  Both of them work in the firm.  Their professional summaries are shown below.

Tom Kaldenbach - Owner/Manager of Bend Geoscience

B.A. Geology, University of Colorado
M.S. Geology, Colorado State University

Licensed Professional Geologist in five states: Oregon
(No. 2468), California (No. PG-9352) , Washington (No. 3077), Idaho (No. PGL-1518), and Texas (No. 11747).  (Practices also in Colorado and Nevada which do not have geologist licensing programs.)

California Qualified Storm Water  Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (No. G09352)

Tom is responsible for managing Bend Geoscience, conducting environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, and natural resource evaluations. 

Tom has more than 30 years experience as a professional geologist, most recently serving 18 years with Colorado's state mining regulatory agency, the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.  For several years with the Division, he led a 7-person multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that was responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental laws for approximately 900 mine sites.  He led numerous State environmental enforcement actions that required corrective remedial actions by site operators.  He has published several technical papers on the environmental impacts of mining.  His work included assessing all aspects of mining impacts, ranging from groundwater through vegetation and wildlife. 

Prior to his work with the State of Colorado, Tom was an oil and gas consultant to private and public clients.  His work included developing proprietary regional petroleum exploration models and prospects, managing producing oil and gas properties, and conducting environmental assessments of properties.  As a consultant to the U.S. Forest Service, he authored the petroleum potential evaluation sections of the Environmental Impact Statements of three National Forests in Utah and Idaho.  He worked during college as a geologic field assistant with the U. S. Geological Survey.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, skiing, and snowshoeing.

Download Tom's detailed resume' (pdf file).

Ginger Kaldenbach - Physical Scientist/Project Specialist

B.A. Physical Geography, University of Colorado.

Ginger served for more than 30 years as the manager of abandoned mine reclamation projects in the western U.S. for the Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Department of Interior.  She directed mine closure projects on more than 150 abandoned mined sites on federal, state, and private lands in seven western states.  She also directed the field inventory of the locations and site investigations of several thousand abandoned coal mine sites in several western states.  She developed and taught several courses to federal and state personnel nationwide on mine closure methods and strategies for eliminating hazards on historically mined lands.  She has made numerous presentations on mine closure projects and published technical papers on mine closure methods.

Ginger brings to Bend Geoscience expertise in managing the reclamation of disturbed lands, reclamation project contracting, mapping, database administration, and geographic information systems.

Ginger spends her spare time hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, gardening, and weaving on one of her looms.

Bend Geoscience sub-consultants and administrative support staff

When needed, Bend Geoscience draws from a list of outside specialists for technical support in specialized disciplines such as: surveying, engineering, hydrology, cultural/historical surveys, wetland delineations, and wildlife surveys.  Bend Geoscience notifies clients in advance which technical specialists will work on their project.  Administrative support staff are employed as-needed. 
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