The Training School of the EU-funded COST action, “Pan European Network for Climate Adaptive Forest Restoration and Reforestation PEN CAFoRR (CA19128)”, visited the restored areas of the Santa Engracia Mine in Peñalén, on the 6th of July.
This Training School, entitled New approaches in mine reclamation: linking geomorphology with soil and vegetation management, took place from the 5th to the 8th of July 2022, and also included explanatory sessions at the Forestry School of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, visits to restored mines in Catalonia, Mina Fortuna (Valencia) and Mina San Luis (Cuenca), restored as part of the LIFE TECMINE project.
Organized by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Network for the Restoration of Mines and Quarries, the LIFE TECMINE project, the Generalitat Valenciana and the VAERSA Group, this Training School also had the participation of the members of the LIFE RIBERMINE project, José Francisco Martín Duque (UCM), Pedro Villar (UAH) and Jaume Tormo (UZ). A total of 12 students and 8 teachers participated in this action.
Among other matters, during the visit, the Professor and revegetation specialist Pedro Villar Salvador from the University of Alcalá, a collaborator of the LIFE RIBERMINE project in the UCM partner group, explained to those present the details of the revegetation carried out at the Santa Engracia mine. It was another excellent opportunity to share the project results!

COST-Action participants during their visit to the restored sites, in the framework of the LIFE RIBERMINE project.