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

B

1.2 Site code

SE0720203

1.3 Site name

Hällingsåfallet

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-11

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Jämtlands län
Address:               
Email:jamtland@lansstyrelsen.se
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-01
Date site confirmed as SCI:2003-12
Date site designated as SAC:2009-12
National legal reference of SAC designation:Governmental act M2009/4475/Na

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:14.390900
Latitude:64.350700

2.2 Area [ha]

16.2000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (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
3220  info      2.08  0.00 
9010  info      12.68  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)

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0628.00
N1772.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Waterfall, canyon, threatened lichenes

4.2 Quality and importance

Hällingsåfallets Nature Reserve.An impressive nature scene. Hällingsåfallets living canyon is one of the largest in Sweden. The waterfall has a vertical drop of 42 meters and its canyon is an 800 meter long gorge. There are different theories on how the canyon developed. According to Ängeby (1946), water flowing over the ledge for a long period of time loosened layers of shale thereby causing the shelf to recede and the canyon to be formed. But knowledge changes - and nowadays most would probably agree that the canyon was formed by the melting waters from the latest glacial recession. This flowing water caused a crevasse in the bed-rock to widen, thus creating the canyon. In order to truly see the canyon formation, we recommend that you park the car at the rest area along the road about half way up to the falls. From there, youll see a marked path which follows Hällingsån upstream. Even though its about a 2.6 km. walk to the falls, its well worth the trouble. It would be a good idea to wear wellington boots. Take notice of how the spring ice flow has damaged the trees along the stream. If you have difficulty walking, you can of course drive to the parking lot. From there access to the falls is easy, even for wheelchairs.

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]
MB02.02o
LG01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LXb

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 [%]
SE02100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Jämtlands län
Address:
Email:jamtland@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Hällingsåfallet
Link: http://skyddadnatur.naturvardsverket.se/

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0720203
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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