Database release:

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



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name


1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Őrségi National Park Directorate

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2004-05
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2010-02
National legal reference of SAC designation:275/2004. (X. 8.) Kormányrendelet


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):

No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Pannonian (100.00 %)


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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
91E0  info      4.68  0.00       
91G0  info      77.14  0.00 
91M0  info      131.89  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.
M1308Barbastella barbastellus               
I1088Cerambyx cerdo         
I1074Eriogaster catax               
I1052Hypodryas maturna               
I1083Lucanus cervus         
M1324Myotis myotis    100  500   
  • 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)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Certhia brachydactyla                   
Iris graminea                   
Monotropa hypopitis                   
Montia fontana                   
Neottia nidus-avis                   
Pulmonaria angustifolia                   
  • 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


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

The Vas Hills area is one of areas that are most affected by the landscape usage. The potential vegetation on higher reliefs is the hornbeam and oak woodland while on lower levels the Turkey oak - sessile oak woodland. The Köles Peak is a large woodland block embraced by the Sormás and Rátka Brooks. Here, the surface is rather creeky owing to the brooks, enabling the diversity of the woodlands despite of the relatively small area. Small fens can be found in the clayey basins in the forests. This continuous forest block was not yet transformed into plantation, typical of other parts of the county. Unfortunately, the brooks near the forest have already been regulated.

4.2 Quality and importance

Kiemelt fontosságú cél a következő fajok/élőhelytípusok kedvező természetvédelmi hely-zetének fenntartása: Élőhelyek: (magyar név, kód): Pannon cseres-tölgyesek 91M0 Pannon gyertyános-tölgyesek Quercus petraeával és Carpinus betulusszal 91G0 Fajok: (magyar név, tudományos név) Nagy hőscincér (Cerambyx cerdo) Piszedenevér (Barbastella barbastellus) The forests of the Vas Hills here are in their most natural condition. The hornbeam and oak woodland populations are most widespread in the area, showing a hardwood grove character. On the plateaus the Turkey oak - sessile oak woodland are typical. Their undergrowth reflects characteristically the woodland types; among these, the Allium ursinum being present in large amounts in brook valleys has a special plant geography importance. In the woodlands, we can find one of the largest populations in the county of longicorn and stag-beetle. The aged populations provide an ideal nesting place for the pecker (Dryocopus martius), the middle-spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus medius), the tree-creeper (Certhia) and the flycatcher (Muscicapa). Protection of the forest block is important since there is presently no such population among the hill region forests that is under protection.

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]
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

BORBÁS, V. 1887. Vas vármegye növényföldrajza és flórája-Geographia atque enumeratio plantarum Comitatus Castriferrei in Hungaria, 395 pp. Szombathely: Vasvármegyei Gazdasági Egyesület. CSABA, J. 1988. Adatok a fekete gólya (Ciconia nigra) Vas megyei előfordulásához-Beiträge zur Verbreitung des Schwarzstorches im Komitat Vas (Occurrences of black stork in Vas County). Savaria a Vas megyei Múzeumok Értesítője (1981) 15:105-112. FEHÉR, I., and A. MESTERHÁZY 2000. Gallyfészkek térképezése Vas megye északi részén (Mapping of twig nests in northern Vas County). Cinege Vasi Madártani Tájékoztató 5:27-8. HEGYESSY, G. 1992. Az Alpokalja cincérei I.-Bockkäfer der Alpenfusses I. (Cerambycid fauna of West Hungary I). Savaria a Vas megyei Múzeumok Értesítője (1991) 20(2):75-121. HEGYESSY, G., T. KOVÁCS, F. NAGY and F. PALOTÁS 1999. Az Alpokalja cincérei II. (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae) (Cerambycid fauna of Western Hungary II). Savaria a Vas megyei Múzeumok Értesítője (1998) 25(2):205-42. KOVÁCS J. A. (1995): Vas megye növénytársulásainak áttekintése. - Vasi Szemle, 49(4): 518-557. ("Outline for a synopsis of plant communities in Vas-county" - KANITZIA, 2: 79-113. (1994))


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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

No information provided

5.3 Site designation (optional)

No information provided


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Őrségi National Park Directorate Őriszentpéter Siskaszer 26/A 9941

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Általános célkitűzések: A Natura 2000 terület természetvédelmi célkitűzése az azon található, a kijelölés alapjául szolgáló fajok és élőhelytípusok kedvező természetvédelmi helyzetének megőrzése, fenntartása, helyreállítása, valamint a Natura 2000 területek lehatárolásának alapjául szolgáló természeti állapot és a kedvező természetvédelmi állapottal összhangban lévő gazdálkodás feltételeinek biztosítása. A jellegzetes pannon cseres-tölgyes és pannon gyertyános-tölgyes élőhely jelenlegi kedvező természetvédelmi helyzetének fenntartása, megőrzése. Specifikus célok: A területen található piszedenevér (Barbastella barbastellus) állomány fennmaradá-sának biztosítása. A jelenleg még meglévő idős cseres-tölgyes és gyertyános-tölgyes erdőállományokban maximális kíméletet adni a lábon száradt fáknak, a jelölő piszedenevér és számos vé-dett, szórványos előfordulású harkály és más odúlakó madárfaj védelme érdekében. A cseres-tölgyes és gyertyános-tölgyes erdőtömb véghasználati korú erdőrészleteiben a véghasználat során a faállomány élőfakészletének 5 százalékában hagyásfa-csoportok, gyérítés és egészségügyi termelés esetén 5 m3/ha álló és fekvő holtfa visz-szahagyása. Az egykorú, idős cseres-tölgyesek állomány tömbben mindig elegendő területű idős erdő meghagyása. An emphasis must be placed in the future on the nature-close forestry. Draining the water from the area should be prevented.



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