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

SE0820340

1.3 Site name

Manalainen

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-01

1.5 Update date

2012-08

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:2001-06
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:23.057500
Latitude:67.639300

2.2 Area [ha]

732.1000

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)

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
3260  info      0.9  0.00 
7140  info      10.8  0.00 
7160  info      1.1  0.00 
7310  info      12.4  0.00 
8230  info      2.4  0.00 
9010  info      630.8  0.00 
9080  info      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


No species are reported for the site

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
N074.00
N161.00
N1795.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Manalainen is a 730 ha mountain (400 m asl) situated some 50 km north-west of the town of Pajala, in the far north-east of Sweden. The area borders on the lake Naakajärvi in the northwest and is flanked on the other sides by two rock canyons (kursu valleys). These kursu valleys which are late glacial drainage channels are in places up to 20 m deep (275 m asl). The special characteristic of these kursu valleys is the very rough topography between them. The steep slopes of Manalainen exhibit many signs of erosion such as drainage channels and ravines. The soils, on rocky till deposits are thin and poorly developed. The forest of Manalainen are predominantly older pine (+110 years). On the top of Manalaienen is the oldest pine stand (70 ha). Here the trees are scattered and very old (350-400 years) with diameters that can exceed 90 cm. Dead-fall and snags are common, and the presence of Gloeophyllum protractum, found on exposed deadfall indicates that the area has had a repeated history of forest fires. On the south slope of Manalaienen, and in the southern part of the area there are several stands of younger pine (80 yrs), with scattered veteran pines that have surveyed the forest fires. An older spruce forest is found along the shores of Naakajärvi. Deadfall is common and supports a rich flora of wood-living fungi. Spruce is also found along the bottoms of the canyons, where the under-vegetation is often herb-rich and occasionally with meter high and sometimes up to two meter high stands of the fern Matteuccia struthiopteris.

4.2 Quality and importance

Manalainen is unique in that it is one of the few relatively large areas of old-growth pine forests that are mostly free from anthropogenic disturbances. The kursu valleys and rough terrain add interest to the area. The first known nesting-locale in Sweden for Tarsiger cyanurus, the bluetail, was found along the road into Manalainen. Otters are found in the creeks in the bottom of the kursu valleys.

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

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)

Inventory made by Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
SE00100.00

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


No information provided

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: Manalainen
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.SE0820340
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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