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RESTORE Activities


RESTORE is working on a number of activities (actions) within different themes (work packages).


The first theme is Policy Into Practice

- 3 conferences to develop best practice plannng policy for minerals restoration in NW Europe (next conference in Dortmund, June 2014 - see here)

- Keynote report to decision makers synthesising the planning into practice results

- Country expert panels to advise on minerals planning policy


The second theme is Best Practices in Restoration and Aftercare of Post-extraction Sites

- Schuddebeuze: Masterplan for abandoned quarries

- 't Pompje: Hydrological study and restoration plan

- Abandoned limestone quarries as biotopes for protected amphibians

- Rehabilitation of ENCI Maastricht quarry connecting long distance footpaths

-  Holmesdale Biodiversity Improvement Area

- NW Surrey Masterplan

- Case studies and demonstration events to showcase best practice and problem solving in quarry restoration



The third theme develops an interactive map to help decision making in minerals planning.

- Interactive map available at end 2014



The final theme investigates the ecosystem services arising from minerals restoration and how people value them

-  Measuring ecosystem services delivered from restored quarries and conducting valuation exercises

- Synthesis report identifying the potential public benefits delivered from quarries restored for biodiversity.