Hedmarksvidda Wetland System

One of the many tarns at Harasjømyrene
Reindeer from Rondane graze at Hedmarksvidda. Here: Parts of a doe herd in Harasjømyrene.
View towards east at Målikjølen
Orchids grow in the wetlands at Hedmarksvidda. Here: The  early marsh-orchid found at Harasjømyrene

Hedmarksvidda Wetland System

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    4,742 ha
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    61°02'N 11°05'E
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The Site, which includes the sub-sites of Endelausmyrene, Brumundsjøen, Harasjømyrene and Lavsjømyrene-Målikjølen, is a mosaic 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 at the edges of mires. The Site supports some notable birds such as the nationally vulnerable ruff (Philomachus pugnax) and endangered common tern (Sterna hirundo). The Eurasian teal (Anas crecca), the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), the common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), and the tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) are the most common breeding species at the Site. Mammals such as the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) can also be found here. The mires play an important role as water reservoirs and in flood protection during periods of snowmelt and heavy precipitation. They are also important for carbon sequestration and storage. The Site is used for hunting, sports fishing, berry picking and sheep grazing.

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    • Nature Reserve - Brumundsjøen and Harasjømyrene
    • Nature Reserve - Endelausmyrene and Lavsjømyrene-Målikjølen
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