Highly vegetated areas around the quarry were highlighted in aerial photographs taken in 2013 and 2014 as seen in the pictures. It is realized that larger forest patches existed around the quarry in 2014 than in 2013. This possibly is an indication that the diversity of organisms found around the quarry was higher in 2014 than in 2013. This prompted further investigation into the contributory drivers to the phenomena. Engagement with various stakeholders (quarry management, community Chiefs and elders, local farmers and wood loggers) revealed two driving factors: (i) The management of the Yongwa quarry implemented a tree planting exercise in 2013, around the quarry, to beef up the tree population in the area. (ii) Crop yields were becoming un-encouraging from continuous farming in the area, and some farmers shifted to other areas further away from the quarry site to farm.