Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:29

This was my second visit to Bjørntvet, after a visit on 23rd of April earlier this year. The project proposal had gone through some changes as it became apparent, after my first visit, that my original idea would not fit with the way the quarry needs to be run. The project proposal now deals with how the site can be developed when extraction closes, but will also involve suggestions to how biodiversity can be encouraged while the quarry is still active. Some inspirational ideas where tossed around, e.g. to make bumble bee houses and/or insects hotels together with the workers, that can be placed in the closed sections of the quarry. After the meeting a drive was arranged around the quarry, to view the surroundings. (Image of (from left to right) Brita Cecilie Mustad (Norcem, Breivik), Dr. Carolyn Jewell (Managing board member, Heidelberg cement) and Eir Hol (Student and Quarry life award attendant) at the quarry site. Photo by Ida Budde)