Field visit to re-vegetation sites

Fieldtrip to re-vegetation sites of a coal mining company in East Kalimantan (03-06 August 2011)

The main objective of the visit was to assess the results of re-vegetation carried out by a coal mining company in 2010 located in districts Kutai Barat and Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan. This province is known to have rich natural resources. This activity is routinely done by the company within the framework of environmental management which includes also management of soil and overburden (OB), erosion and sedimentation, nursery, infrastructure and facilities, monitoring and evaluation, existing SOPs etc. I was accompanied by Mr. Tedi Yunanto, M.Sc and Ms. Cecilia Margareth, B.E., environmental officers at the in the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources. You may visit Center for Mine Reclamation IPB for further information regarding mine reclamation in Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia).

About Iskandar Z Siregar

Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar is a professor at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. His research interests are Population Genetics of Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Plants, , Conservation and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Genetic Resources, Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Adaptation and Genetics in Silviculture. Current research projects are Genetic Variation of Shorea spp, Aquillaria spp., Melia spp. and Toona spp, Genetic Marker based Chain of Custody (CoC) in Timber (teak, agarwood and dipterocarps), Genetic Risks of Species Extincion (Endangered Shorea spp.), Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources outside Forests.
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