Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

SE0630189

1.3 Site name

Övre Hedesundafjärden

1.4 First Compilation date

2000-02

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:               
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2000-07
National legal reference of SPA designationGovernmental act M2000/1680/Na
Date site proposed as SCI:2003-04
Date site confirmed as SCI:2005-01
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Governmental act M2010/4648/Nm

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:16.968600
Latitude:60.292900

2.2 Area [ha]

597.7000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
3210  info      367.4  0.00 
6450  info      68.6  0.00 
7140  info      62.2  0.00 
9010  info      19.4  0.00 
9020  info      4.3  0.00 
9080  info      0.1  0.00 
91D0  info      10.3  0.00 
91E0  info      2.2  0.00 
91F0  info      1.1  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
F1130Aspius aspius                 
BA104Bonasa bonasia       
BA081Circus aeruginosus       
BA038Cygnus cygnus    100  200     
BA236Dryocopus martius       
BA320Ficedula parva           
BA002Gavia arctica       
BA217Glaucidium passerinum       
BA127Grus grus       
BA338Lanius collurio       
BA094Pandion haliaetus       
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA193Sterna hirundo    10     
BA220Strix uralensis       
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0661.00
N0731.00
N164.00
N174.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Övre Hedesundafjärden is a part of the River Dalälven area dominated by the wide open river and large riverside meadows. In this part River Dalälven has no real river channel as it is a very young river formed after the last glacial period. The site is covered by the special provisions in the Swedish Environmental Code, Chapter 4 on management of land and water for certain areas in Sweden: provisions on prohibition of exploitation for hydro-electricity purposes (Chapter 4, § 6 in the Environmental Code). There is no code (protection type) available under field 5.1 to register this kind of general protection.

4.2 Quality and importance

The River Dalälven area is one of the most interesting parts of central Sweden because of the very special and spectacular nature. Due to the wilderness character of the site, the diverse fauna and attractive landscape, the area is a well-known and important place for bird-watching, hiking, canoeing and leisure fishing. There is a large season-bound flooding in spite of some power plants in the upper parts of the river. Övre Hedesundafjärden, as a part of river Dalälven, is of national interest to environmental care. It is promoted as a Ramsar Wetland area and it is proposed as a Nature Reserve.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA03.03i
LB02o
MG01i
MH01b
HJ02b
HJ02.04.02b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA03.02i
MB02.06i

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
SE05100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SE05SRO Övre Hedesundafjärden*95.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other SRO Övre Hedesundafjärden*95.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Gävleborgs län
Address:
Email:gavleborg@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Övre Hedesundafjärden
Link: http://skyddadnatur.naturvardsverket.se/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Övre Hedesundafjärden will be protected as a Nature Reserve. The regularly flooded riverside meadows have formerly been indispensible for hay-making, an activity there is no need of today. To prevent these riverside meadows from beeing overgrown with bushes and broad-leaved trees regular hay-making is necessary.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0630189
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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