One permanent goal of Sedlecký Kaolin, a.s. is to disturb the surrounding landscape as little as possible. Recultivation is not just a word for us – it means the environmentally balanced and efficient creation of a new landscape. Returning the restored areas back to nature after mining forms an integral part of Sedlecký Kaolin, a.s. activities.
The first complex examples of recultivation after kaolin mining in the Karlovy Vary region took place back in the beginning of the 1960s. Most of the areas were recultivated into agricultural land, while some smaller parts became forests and ponds. Sedlecký Kaolin, a.s. continues with this commendable work. In its short existence, it has returned an additional 219 hectares of soil to nature. The recultivation of an additional 198 hectares, currently used for mining, is planned.
Furthermore, we have been preparing rehabilitation and recultivation plans in cooperation with the local authorities. Their objective is to allow for transforming mined areas into important bio-centres, which will further enrich the existing biodiversity and increase the stability of the region.