Storkölen

Rich fen at Storgjotkölen.

Storkölen

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    1129
  • Area: 
    6,992 ha
  • Designation date: 
    14-11-2001
  • Coordinates: 
    61°47'N 12°14'E
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Overview

Storkölen is an undisturbed area of high wetland diversity, featuring numerous small lakes, streams and waterlogged areas surrounded by old-growth forests. There are large systems of flark pools, and pools and fen soaks are common. Botanically valuable alkaline fen areas are rich in species, holding a species-rich flora of a composition unusual for this part of the country. The Site is greatly valued for its scenic beauty, old forests and high ornithological values. It is important for breeding water birds such as bean goose Anser fabilis, crane Grus grus, ruff Philomachus pugnax, golden plover Pluvialis apricaria and yellow wagtail Motacilla flava. There is an adjacent Ramsar Site in Norway. Picking cloudberries is practiced as both an economical activity and for outdoor leisure. Visitor facilities include a number of trials with adjacent shelters and huts, information signs and a car park.

Administrative region: 
Dalarna

  • National legal designation: 
    • Area of national interest for nature conservation
    • Nature reserve
    • Area of national interest for open air activities
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    29-05-2017

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