Hedmarksvidda Wetland System

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Hedmarksvidda Wetland System

  • Country: 
    Norway
  • Site number: 
    1951
  • Area: 
    4,543.4 ha
  • Designation date: 
    12-11-2010
  • Coordinates: 
    61°02'N 11°07'E
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Overview

Hedmarksvidda Wetland System. 12/11/2010; Løten, Hamar, Ringsaker and Vang municipalities in Hedmark County. 4,543 ha; 61°2'N 011°7'E. Nature Reserves. Includes the sub-sites of Endelausmyrene, Harasjømyrene, Brumundsjøen and Lavsjømyrene-Målikjølen. The site is a mosaic of different kinds of fens, mires, small pools, ponds and lakes interspersed with ridges of bedrock or moraine on which pine forests dominate. Birch Betula pubescens is also common, especially along watercourses and edges of mires. The Wetland System supports nationally threatened bird species such as Ruff Philomachus pugnax (VU), Common Tern Sterna hirundo (VU) and the Sky Lark Alauda arvensis (VU). The mires play an important role as water reservoirs and in flood protection during periods of snow melt and heavy precipitation. The site is used for hunting, sports fishing, berry picking and sheep grazing. Ramsar Site no. 1951. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

Administrative region: 
Hedmark County

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2011

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