Study of Success Level of Reclamation Plant on the Post-mining Land of PT. Kitadin Site Embalut

M. Taufan Tirkaamiana

Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Samarinda, Indonesia.

Jumani *

Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Samarinda, Indonesia.

Joni Praktino

Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Samarinda, Indonesia.

Zikri Azham

Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Samarinda, Indonesia.


Forestry Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Samarinda, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Coal mining activities in Indonesia are generally or usually carried out using an open pit mining system which results in negative impacts such as loss of forest vegetation, loss of animals and plants (flora and fauna), as well as damage and loss of soil layers around the coal mining area. To overcome the problem of land damage or changes due to mining is to carry out reclamation. The research aims to determine the reclamation process on post-coal mining land and to assess the level of success of reclamation of revegetation. The research was carried out from mid-April 2023 to the end of May 2023 in the post-mining land revegetation reclamation area of ​​PT Kitadin Site Embuat which is located in Emputar Village, Tenggarong Seberang District, Kutai Kartanegara Regency, East Kalimantan Province.  The research results show that (1) the reclamation process on PT Kitadin's post-coal mining land begins with land use activities (filling cover soil, spreading root zone soil, and controlling erosion), revegetation activities, and other forms of reclamation activities; and (2) revegetation of the PT Kitadin Site Embulant at the Homogeneous Educational Forest and Heterogeneous Educational Forest locations was declared successful with a plant survival percentage reaching 94.5%, however, the soil pH parameter was declared unsuccessful because the soil pH value at the Homogeneous Educational Forest location was only 4.80 (classified as acid).

Keywords: Reclamation, post-coal mining land’open-pit mining techniques

How to Cite

Tirkaamiana, M. Taufan, Jumani, Joni Praktino, Zikri Azham, and Ismail. 2024. “Study of Success Level of Reclamation Plant on the Post-Mining Land of PT. Kitadin Site Embalut”. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 25 (3):191-204.


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