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

SE0810435

1.3 Site name

Vindelälven

1.4 First Compilation date

1998-10

1.5 Update date

2012-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Västerbottens län
Address:               
Email:vasterbotten@lansstyrelsen.se

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1998-12
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:18.397000
Latitude:65.046700

2.2 Area [ha]

58496.7000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (3.96 %) Boreal (96.04 %)

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
3110  info      4000  0.00 
3130  info      1000  0.00 
3160  info      5000  0.00 
3210  info      14500  0.00 
3220  info      10  0.00 
3260  info      3000  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.
F1163Cottus gobio         
I1081Dytiscus latissimus          DD 
M1355Lutra lutra         
I1029Margaritifera margaritifera         
P1966Persicaria foliosa    1000  10000   
F1106Salmo salar         
  • 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
N06100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Vindelälven is a natural river with no hydroelectric dams and a large number of impressive, untamed rapids. Vindelälven is one of four large Swedish national rivers. It is 3210 kilometers long and originates in the alpine region and stretches to the coast. Prominent species in the river are naturally reproducing salmon, otter (Lutra lutra) and the shell (Margaritifera margaritifera). A characteristic of the river is the natural fluctuations of the water-level due to seasonal reasons such as melting snow. 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. Älv av riksintresse, skyddas av Naturresurslagen 3:6. Arterna 1081 och 1163 förekommer endast i boreal region. Området går genom två biogeografiska regioner. EU-kommissionen tog beslut om den alpina delen 200312 och den boreala delen 200501.

4.2 Quality and importance

Vindelälven is a natural river with no hydroelectric dams and a great number of impressive, untamed rapids. Prominent species in the river are naturally reproducing salmon, otter (Lutra lutra) and the shell (Margaritifera margaritifera). A characteristic of the river is the natural fluctuations of the water-level due to seasonal reasons such as melting snow. It is vital for the existing natural salmon populations to preserve these few rivers that still not have been dammed. According to a swedish national law NRL the surrounding creeks contributing with water to the main river are protected as well as the river.

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]
MA03.03b
LA08o
MB02b
LF02.03i
MH01.05o
MH01.09Oo
MI01i
LI03.01i
LJ02.05b
MJ03.02i
MMb
MM01.05b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04b
HK01.01b
HK01.02i

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 [%]
SE99100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Västerbottens län
Address:
Email:vasterbotten@lansstyrelsen.se

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

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

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0810435
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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