This programme of demonstration events, aimed at communicating best-practice in biodiversity led restoration of minerals sites to benefit people, wildlife and local economies, was run by the Nature After Minerals programme (NAM). 8 events were organised as part the Best practices in restoration and aftercare of post-extraction sites theme of the RESTORE project.
These events highlighted the innovation and problem solving that the minerals extraction companies achieve, often in close collaboration with the planning sector, ngos and the community.
The events cover a diverse range of topics;
Use of Natural Regenation in Quarry Restoration at Threshfield, North Yorkshire UK
Biodiversity enhancement on non-operational land at Bayston Hill, Shropshire, UK
Spatial planning, local economies and minerals restoration at Middleton Lakes, Staffordshire, UK
Floodplain forest creation through mineral site restoration at Manor Farm, Milton Keynes, UK
Biodiversity enhancements within agricultural restorations at Laleham Farm, Middlesex, UK
Landscape-scale conservation through minerals restoration at Puddletown Road, Dorset UK
Planning and working for biodiversity and people at mineral sites around Witney, Oxfordshire, UK
Flood alleviation and other benefits through minerals restoration at Grensmaas, Maastricht, NL
Any questions relating to the events can be directed to the NAM Events & Communications Officer at [email protected] or on direct line +44 (0)1767 693588.