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Norway´s National Parks are regulated by the laws of nature. Nature decides both how and when to do things. National Parks are established in order to protect large natural areas - from the coast to the mountains. This is done for our sake, for generations to come and for the benefit of nature itself.




TRILLEMARKA - ROLLAGSJELL NATIONAL PARK

Counties: Buskerud .

Established: December 13, 2002

Size: 205 km2





The last wilderness

Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell has all the qualities of the original Norwegian forests: A broken country with untouched valleys and mountain sides, rivers and spectacular small and big lakes, very old trees and forests, and a huge amount of species dependent on natural forest dynamics. The area constitute a paradise for outdoor recreation and experience of virgin forests and untouched nature, and it is the last bastion for a lot of redlisted species.

Norway is at the bottom of forest protection in the boreal forests. Caused by an intensive forestry, spread around in the most of the forests, there are very little old growth forests left, and especially large, continuous wilderness areas are rear. Among 40 known areas larger than 10 km2, Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell is the largest and the most valuable of them.




Eastern parts of the Trillemarka-valley: Threatened species

In Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell there are a lot of endangered species. In Norway 1.405 forest dwelling species are at the national red list, and scientists estimates more than 1.000 species to have their main threat in the clear-cut based forestry, which is the main-stream cutting method in Norway. Sigdal community got in 1990 ca 80% ownership of the area Trillemarka as a gift. Trillemarka is the eastern and most productive part. Until then no forestry or roads of importance had been done in the area for three decades. Findings of some endangered species is marked on the map and described on flora/fauna.

Among the redlisted species in Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell you can find Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Tree-toed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay, Stock Dove and Golden Eagle. A lot of endangered lichens, mosses and fungi are also found in the area. The Norwegian Institute of Nature Science has classified the area as a national protection-worthy area. Some is described here, and their findings marked on the map; easy to recognize is usnea longissima(long threads of lichen on spruce-threes and the intensely coloured and poisonous vulpinus lethargica(picture to the right) and lichen mjuktjafs. Trillemarka has until now, been unknown as a virgin wilderness area, but still more is getting interested in this magnifiscent nature old growth forest. Also through the eyes of professional nature photographers. In august 2002 the assosiation of professional nature photographers in Norway had a photo session over a weekend in Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell. Their best photos is exhibited on different places in Norway.




Protected at last

After long lasting negotiations with the local authorities and land owners, a small part of 43 km2 was protected on December 13, 2002 and was on January 8, 2008 decided to be expanded to 147 km2. Norway has still protected only 1% of our forests. In a Report evaluation the Norwegian Forest Protection status scientists says approx 5 % is a minimum protection level. We see the protection of Trillemarkaas a sign the Norwegian government means to follow up on this report. The area constitute a paradise for outdoor recreation and experience of virgin forests and untouched nature, and it is the last bastion for a lot of redlisted species. Under "Friluftsliv" you can find suggested trips in the area, info about fishing and a map.




 

OPPLAND


Dovre
Dovrefjell - Sunndalsfjella
Jotunheimen
Ormtjernkampen
Rondane



HEDMARK


Dovre
Femundsmarka
Forollhogna
Gutulia
Rondane



BUSKERUD


Hardangervidda

Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell


TELEMARK


Hardangervidda


HORDALAND


Hardangervidda
Folgefonna



SOGN & FJORDANE


Jostedalsbreen
Jotunheimen



MØRE & ROMSDAL


Dovrefjell - Sunndalsfjella


SØR TRØNDELAG


Dovrefjell - Sunndalsfjella
Femundsmarka
Forollhogna
Skarvan and Roltdalen



NORD TRØNDELAG


Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella
Børgefjell
Lierne
Skarvan and Roltdalen



NORDLAND


Børgefjell
Junkerdal
Møysalen
Rago
Saltfjellet - Svartisen



TROMS


Reisa
Øvre Dividal
Ånderdalen



FINNMARK


Stabbursdalen
Øvre Anarjohka
Øvre Pasvik



SVALBARD


Forlandet
Nordenskiøld Land
Nordre Isfjorden
Nordvest-Spitsbergen
Sassen-Bunsow Land
Sør-Spitsbergen