The extraction area Turów is situated to the north of the old extraction area Nowogród Bobrzański and has a total area of approximately 26.7 ha. The extraction started in 2010 and the current permission will last until 2035. The whole area is owned by Górażdże Kruszywa. To the west the river Bóbr with mixed riparian floodplains and gallery woodlands is situated close to the extraction site. The surroundings to the east are dominated by different kinds of woodlands. To the southeast the village Nowogród Bobrzański is situated. The shore of the lake is used for recreation purposes suchas fishing, camping and in the northern part also swimming. After the mining will be finished, the area, with the exception of the plant area, will be given back to the local government.
The sand and gravel pit Nowogród Bobrzański is situated in the west of Poland about 20 km to the west of the city Zielona Góra and 2 km to the north of the village Nowogród Bobrzański. The river Bóbr, a tributary of the river Oder, flows to the west of the gravel pit (minimum distance 200 m).
The extraction site Nowogród Bobrzański – Turów is situated close to the river Bóbr. Its water influences habitats like riparian floodplains and gallery woodlands. To the northwest acidophilus oak woodland and mixed coniferous woodland with birch border to the extraction area Nowogród Bobrzański. The plant area with operational buildings is situated on a peninsula in the west of the extraction area and consists mainly of sparsely vegetated sandy habitats and succession woods. Ephemeral watercourses in depressions and runs occur close on the plant area, especially between the heaps. The dirt road to the plant area is lined with 300 year old oaks (Quercus spp). The extraction lake is a permanent eutrophic lake, partly with a littoral zone of reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and reed (Phragmites australis) as well as riverine scrub dominated by willows (Salix spp.). The shore of the active part in the southwest is dominated by a mosaic of unvegetated and sparsely vegetated habitats, partly with steep sandy banks. The littoral zones to the north are covered with reed beds. To the north different kinds of woodlands border to the extraction area; here mixed pine-birch forests can be found as well as mixed oak forests. The extraction area Turów is situated in the north of the extraction lake. Currently the shorelines are dominated by reed beds (Phragmites australis).
The area is covered with different kinds of ruderal to semi-ruderal grasslands with succession woods of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), birch (Betula pendula) and willowspecies (Salix spp.).
In the 150 m distance from the extraction site Turów the protected landscape area named „25-Dolina Bobru” is located.
The protected area Nature 2000 „Dolina Dolnego Bobru PLH080068” is situated in the distanceof 3 km from the extraction site. The area is of great importance for the preservation of continuity of the ecological corridor of the Bóbr River Valley, along with a number of well preserved Ficario-Ulmetum minoris fores (approx. 7% of the surface) and Galio-Carpinetum betuli (4%).
There has been a total of 15 types of habitats on Annex I of Council directive 92/43/EEC. There are also important habitas of Ophiogomphus cecilia, Lucanus cervus as well as Castor fiber (European beaver). The area is of great importance for the protection of the fish Sabanejewia aurata.