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

SE0820202

1.3 Site name

Stora Sjöfallet

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-10

1.5 Update date

2018-05

1.6 Respondent:

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

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1995-12
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:17.993700
Latitude:67.566900

2.2 Area [ha]

127993.3000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name


No information provided

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
3130  info      1280.74  0.00 
3220  info      1280.74  0.00 
4060  info      43545  0.00 
4080  info      1280.74  0.00 
6150  info      16649.6  0.00 
6170  info      5122.94  0.00 
6430  info      1280.74  0.00 
7140  info      1280.74  0.00 
7160  info      12.81  0.00 
7240  info      0.00 
7320  info      32  0.00 
8120  info      1280.74  0.00 
8220  info      1280.74  0.00 
8340  info      1280.74  0.00 
9010  info      1280.74  0.00 
9040  info      28176.2  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.
M1911Alopex lagopus          DD 
M1355Lutra lutra          DD 
P1965Papaver radicatum ssp. hyperboreum    800  1300   
P1972Ranunculus lapponicus          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

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N062.00
N072.00
N0842.00
N101.00
N1121.00
N1627.00
N171.00
N224.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The mountainous area around the Stora Sjöfallet is very variable with high massifs and low mountainous ridges, flat high plains and deep entranced valleys. The area is so to say devided into two parts due to the depression with the up dammed water regulating reservoir Akkajaure. The Satihaure - Langas area comprises a mountain ridge, situated between the regulating reservoir Satihaure and the lake Langas comprising varying terrain forms at the melting water-rills, at Juovvapåkvarati showing glacial river canyons with a large blocky delta and at Pärvie a spectacular120 km elongated fault-line. Large well developed glacifluvial terraces and outwashed plains with outwashed glacifluvial material together with large differences in altitudes gives a variety of vegetation types. Around Langas and in the Vietasvalley are virgin pine forests growing, the western coniferous forest outpost of northern Lapland, mainly pineforest of a dry- fresh- scrub type with ages generally ranging 200-500 yr and partly high amounts dry trunks and naturally fallen logs. Higher up the mountain birch forest continues and on the bare mountain Juobmotjåkka are lime demanding vegetations. Also in the Teusadalen are birchforest with luxuriant meadow forests and spots with rare herbs. The wolfsbane Aconitum septentrionale are often tall as a man and widely distributed together with the sowthistles Lactuca alpina.. The acidic bedrock gives rise to a vegetation with a limited variety of flora throughout large areas of the park. The shrubheaths are mainly dominated by Betula nana, crowberry (Empetrum hermaphroditum), and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). At the Kierkaumassif the vegetation gets more lush with arctic rhododendron (Rhododendron lapponicum) and the mountain avens (Dryas octopetala) The lichen species around the Stora Sjöfallet are also of great interests.The development of hydro- electric power (HEP) in the park resulted in changing waterflow over the famous Stora Sjöfallet waterfall, adversely affecting the fauna. Some of the preybirds, such as the golden eagle and sea eagle no longer nest at their former sites. But still there are some preybirds observed and increases during the years of rodents. The stock of moose is chiefly strong in the forest covered valleys.

4.2 Quality and importance

Stora Sjöfallet represents varied topography with high mountain massifs and low mountain ridges, glaciers, boulder fields flat high plains covered by grasslands and alpine heaths, deep valleys contributed virgin pine forest, areas with mountain birch. The acidic bedrock resulting in a limited variety of flora despite patches of Papaver radicatum hyperborum.Other important species motivated "other reasons" are regionaly endangered species.

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]
MD01.02i
MD02.01i
LD04i
LE04i
LG01i
LG01.03.02i
LG05.01i
HI02i
HJ02.06.06b
LM01.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA04.02i

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Sveriges Nationalparker , SNV 1984Fjällplaneringen, SNV 1986Andersson, l., Rafstedt, tT., von Sydow, U., 1985, fjällens vegetation. Norrbottens län. Statens NaturvårdsverkLöfgren, R., 1984, Inventering av urskogsartade områden i fjällregionen. SNV PM 1511

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
SE01100.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SE01Stora Sjöfallet=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
worldHeritageLaponia-100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

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: Stora Sjöfallet
Link: http://skyddadnatur.naturvardsverket.se/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:SE.SWEPA.SE0820202
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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