Grant number: TQK1710241
Name of Project: Optimization of forest restoration at sites affected by surface mining
Grant agency: NAZV (Grant agency of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture)
Program: Program of applied research Mze 2017-2025 ZEMĚ
Project coordinator: Institute of Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague
Partners of project: IFER, FŽP ČZU
Coordinator for CULS: Mgr. Alena Walmsley, Ph.D.
Contact person and administrator: Ing. Alena Wranová
Time period: 2017-2021
Total money granted to CULS: 5 039 000 Kč
The aim of the project is a complex evaluation of large-scale forest reclamations on habitats altered by surface brown coal mining. The goal is to evaluate forest regeneration options with respect to potential value of reclaimed forest considering the primary production and the potential to provide ekosystém services – carbon sequestration, soil water retention, biodiversity, erosion control and cultural services. Based on soil, vegetation and forest inventory and sociological surveys, forest management guidelines categorized according to soil and climate profiles and a software for the optimization of forest management will be proposed. As other results of this project, 6 papers will be published in scientific journals and a specialized map of earthworm occurence and soil properties on spoil heaps will be produced. The study is focused on the post-mining sites near town of Sokolov, west Bohemia, however the results will be applicable to other mining areas with similar substrate properties.