Nature and nature conservation on Kinnekulle
The rich and varied nature on Kinnekulle has been appreciated for centuries. On his visit on the mountain in 1746, Linnaeus named Kinnekulle "a place among the most remarkable in the country". So it is still today. The varied geology, the warm climate by lake Vänern and many centuries of human use of pastures and meadows has led to the unusually rich and varied nature found on Kinnekulle. Among the woodlands and pastures on the mountain are found some of the most valuable pieces of nature in the county.
The whole of Kinnekulle was identified as a Natura 2000-site in 1995 and there are 18 nature reserves. The County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) is the manager of the Natura 2000-site and the nature reserves. Management is done in collaboration with land owners, farmers and Götene municipality to preserve and develop the natural values. An important part of the management is also to provide information and accessibility for visitors. This page describes the nature on Kinnekulle and Länsstyrelsen's work with nature conservation and management.
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