Pan-European Network for Climate Adaptive Forest Restoration and Reforestation PEN-CAFoRR (CA19128)

New approaches in mine reclamation: linking geomorphology with soil and vegetation management

July 5-8 2022, Spain

Mining is nowadays a key economic activity for Europe under the new geo-economic scenario. But open-pit mining results in profound modifications at different environmental scales that may persist for very long time periods. Considerable research efforts in mine reclamation have been made in the last years, with significant improvements in the techniques at different scales, from geomorphic reclamation to innovative techniques of improving vegetation establishment and soil erosion control under the challenging conditions of opencast mining.