Areva Resources Canada Uranium Mine Reclamation
Reforest 300 hectares at a decommissioned uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan for Areva Resources Canada Inc.
The most challenging aspect of this project was the harshness of the land. It was a gravel pit and we were concerned about the ability of the trees we planted to survive in such harsh conditions.
After a careful assessment of the land and local climatic conditions we selected a mix of five species of trees and shrubs that we thought had the best chance of reestablishing a forest in the mine. We partnered with local first nations people to plant between 600,000 and 700,000 trees and shrubs on the site. The entire project took four summers.
Despite the harshness of the land, the site is doing phenomenally well. The site photos speak for themselves.