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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:Länsstyrelsen i Östergötlands län

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2003-04
National legal reference of SPA designationGovernmental act M2002/3916/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


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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

No information provided

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (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
7140  info      0.8  0.00 
8220  info      1.7  0.00 
9010  info      79.8  0.00 
9020  info      2.4  0.00 
9050  info      3.2  0.00 
9070  info      1.6  0.00 
91D0  info      0.5  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.
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD 
BA104Bonasa bonasia          DD 
P1386Buxbaumia viridis          DD 
BA373Coccothraustes coccothraustes          DD 
BA207Columba oenas          DD 
BA236Dryocopus martius          DD 
BA002Gavia arctica          DD 
BA217Glaucidium passerinum          DD 
I1084Osmoderma eremita          DD 
BA094Pandion haliaetus          DD 
  • 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)

No information provided


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Lake Ågelsjön with its surrounding forests.The clear and very deep lake Ågelsjön is a good example of an oligotrophic lake, with an unusual long renewal time. In the lake is the glacialrelictspecies of crustacean's Mysis relicta and Monoporeia affinis found. The surrounding forest is large area of "western taiga"-habitat, with a very rich flora, mostly cryptogams as lichens and mosses but also fungi. The most interesting species are Cybebe gracilienta, Dicranodondium denudatum, Inonotus tomentosus and Phlebia centrifuga. In the forest are also parts with calcareous influenced ground with a rich flora, for example Polygonatum multiflorum, Cardamine bulbifera, Listera ovata and Sanicula europaéa. In the small areas that have been managed as pastureland for a long time ago, is the herb Campanula cervicaria and Agrimonia procera. The findings of insect fauna have so far relieved some very rare species, such as Osmoderma eremita. Of the breeding birds in the area should Columba oenas, Dryocopus martimus and Croccotraustes croccotraustes be mentioned. Lake Ågelsjön is a frequently used recreation area and is also of national interest of leisure and nature.Detailed descriptionThe LakeLake Ågelsjön is a large oligotrophic lake, surrounded by forests of Western taiga-habitat. The north side of the lake has several steep mountains only broken by some small ravines or cracked valleys. Along the south side goes a more slight precipitate, which have given a more slender steep towards the lake. By the northwest part of the lake, at Övre and Nedre Ågelsjön, have the land former been used for grazing and surrounding forest have also been used by grazing cattle. The rest of the surrounding area to the lake, shows a very small affection by man (not included the area at Hultsbruk). The lake is very deep; the deepest point is 35 m from the water surface. There are three islands and some small islets in the lake. The watervegetation is over all poor with species as Carex rostrata, Equisetum fluviatile, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, Lobelia dortmanna, Juncus bulbosus and Myriophyllum alterniflorum. In shallow bays, mostly in the western parts, is species like Phragmites australis, Typha latifolia, Schoenoplectus lacustris, Carex vesicaria, Nymphaea alba and Potamogeton natans present. Gammarus sp. Oligothaeta sp. and species of Ephemeroptera dominate the benzoic fauna. Several species sensitive to acid water, lives in the lake. For example Caenis horaria and C. Luctuosa have been found. Gavia artica and Actitis hypolecos represent the bird fauna in the lake. In the lake is some species left from the days when Lake Ågelsjön and the Baltic sea was one big sea, these are the glacial relicts Mysis relicta and Monoporeia affinis. Pike, together with other usual freshwater species, is found in the lake. Until 1994 was a good population of the rare crustacean Astacus astacus prospering in the lake, but the virus decease has vanished this population.Several lakes and brooks upstream Lake Ågelsjön is managed with limestone or limepowder to rise the pH-level in the water. Today is the buffering-capacity good in Lake Ågelsjön. The forestThe whole area is characterised by the tree-covered precipitate that surrounds the lake. Far up in the northwest is the forest not so dense and dominated with oak and Tilia cordata. In this area is some rocky meadows with a very rich flora, for example Geranium sanguineum, Origanum vulgare, Antennaria dioica, Polygala vulgaris, Luzula multiflora, Arabis hirsuta and Carex pilulifera. The open forest have several herbs that reveals the landuse history as grazed wood, there is spread findings of Platanthera bifolia, Trollius europaeus, Circum helenoides, Filipendula vulgaris, Linum cartharticum an the rare herbs Campanula cervicaria and Agrimonia procera. The tree-layer in the area is also interesting with several demanding species of lichens on broad-leaved trees. On Tilia cordata growes Shismatomma decolor

4.2 Quality and importance

Ågelsjön is important as a representative western taiga forest in a surrounding area with very intensive forestry management. The lake Ågelsjön is a good example of an oligotrophic lake. There are ancient remains in the area.

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)

Norrköpings kommuns naturvårdsprogram, manus 1999.


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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:Länsstyrelsen i Östergötlands län

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes Name: Ågelsjön

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

No information provided



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