Tjäderberget covers 1,303 hectares. The park's woodlands boast high nature conservation values and some remnants from earlier settlements.
Tjäderberget conservation park is located 25 kilometers southwest of Lycksele in the Municipality of Vindeln and borders the Tjäderberget Nature Reserve. The Västerbotten County Administrative Board has designated the area one of the three most valuable deciduous woodland areas in the county, since many unusual species have been discovered in the area linked specifically to deciduous trees. The park also features pine-dominated stands of varying ages as well as marshy woodland and woodland streams.
The area is quite hilly with four large peaks surrounding the Inre Kroksjön lake that slope steeply toward marshy and lakeside areas in certain places. Currently, the forests mainly comprise a mix of older stands (older than 80) and young stands (younger than 40). The older forest primarily comprises pine-dominated stands and broadleaf-dominated mixed forests.
The forests in the park are very valuable for many red-listed insects that are dependent on pine and deciduous trees. The park is also home to the woodpecker, the three-toed woodpecker and the Eurasian Wryneck and numerous red-listed species of fungi, moss and lichens.
To promote the nature conservation values in the park, SCA will increase the proportion of deciduous woodland, set controlled burns, actively create dead wood and leave certain areas to evolve freely, among other activities.
What to do
- The park contains remnants from the Sjölunda settlement, where there once stood a "Västerbottensgård," a farmhouse typical of Västerbotten County.
- A rest hostel with a stove and four beds that is open for visitors who want to spend the night.
- An old tar pile that bear witness to former utilization of the forest.
- Five ponds and two lakes. The water in the lakes is extremely clear and tastes like fresh spring water.
- A 2 km long trail in the forest that goes through a forest area that have not been used for forestry for a very long time
- Dead and living trees with fire scar. Some forests have been under fire nine time during the last 440 years.
How to get here
Tjäderberget is located 25 km southeast of Lyckese, on the border between Lycksele and Vindeln municipalities. You can reach the park by road E12.
With a gps: 64.442 - 19.054