Managing quarries

Quarries can be surprisingly useful places for wildlife. The disturbance often allows wildflowers to thrive, and pollinating insects like bumblebees can be abundant.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has partnered with the Mineral Products Association (MPA) to provide advice on managing their quarries for wildlife and training for their staff to help them be aware of bumblebees when working. With their help, we have produced two factsheets to provide advice on managing quarries for biodiversity both before and after they are in use.

Click here to read our land management factsheet for active mineral sites.
Click here to read our land management factsheet for restoring mineral sites.
 

“Bumblebees are key factors in our wildlife. If they disappear many of our plants will not bear fruit. I am proud to be associated with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust”.

David Attenborough
OM CH FRS

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