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

SE0820095

1.3 Site name

Snöberget

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-10

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län
Address:               
Email:norrbotten@lansstyrelsen.se
Date site proposed as SCI:1996-06
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:21.948200
Latitude:65.986300

2.2 Area [ha]

416.3000

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
3160  info      6.4  0.00 
7140  info      31.6  0.00 
7160  info      0.5  0.00 
7310  info      3.8  0.00 
8110  info      7.9  0.00 
9010  info      290.8  0.00 
9080  info      11.7  0.00 
91D0  info      4.2  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.
P1972Ranunculus lapponicus    10  30     
  • 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
N062.00
N0710.00
N163.00
N1783.00
N222.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Snöberget is a so called "calottmountain". The highest coastline (the highest coastline 9 000 years ago) and covered with moraine. These parts just below the highest coastline was strongly affected by erosion from the seawaves in combination with the process of landelevation. Gravel, sand and clay has been transported away and left is an attractive landscape with cliffs and large stonefields. The top is characterised by an old spruce (Picea abies) forest with occurence of aspen (Populus tremula) and a few 350 years old pines (Pinus sylvestris). A very rare lichen species, Usnea longissima, has been found here together with red-listed polypores. The slopes below the stonefields and the surrounding area contains a mosaic of habitat types, with high conservation values. The 150 year old forest is dominated by coniferous trees but there are rich occurence of broad-leaved trees such as aspen, birch (Betula pubescens) and goat-willow (Salix caprea). The big part of Snöberget mixed forest have established after big forest fires in the middle of 19th century. Snöberget is partly affected by selective logging in the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the abscence of fire and to modern forestry (clear-felling and active elimination of broad-leaved trees) the presence of mixed forests in the western taiga is severely reduced. This has resulted in drastic population declines for many species confined to broad-leaved trees. Many of these species have been found in Snöberget. An important lichen species that mainly grows on aspen trunks is Collema curtisporum. This species is only found in a limited number of localities in the World. There are indictions that the Norrbotten province house the major part of the world-population of Collema curtisporum. This species is together with Collema furfuraceum characteristic species in the Snöberget area. The lichen and fungal flora of Snöberget is well documented (22 species from the Swedish red data list). Collema curtisporum and Usnea longissima have the highest score in the red data list (severely threatened). Snöberget is selected to be a so called source area in a ecological landscape planning project initiated by the County Administration Board, County Forestry Board and the landowner SCA. The project includes 3 300 ha in which areas of high biological values are planned to be excluded from forestry activities or managed with special forestry methods.

4.2 Quality and importance

Snöberget comprises mainly primeval characterised Western taiga forest with very high values in diversity in species, especially red-listed polypores and lichens, like Usnea longissima, indicating long continuity and natural successions.

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]
LB02.01.02o
HXi
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HJ01.02i

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

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SE02Snöberget=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Snöberget=100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län
Address:
Email:norrbotten@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

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

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0820095
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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