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Nature Reserves

The Wilanów Nature Reserve

It is a partially protected area, covering 67,16 hectares, and was established in 1996. The reserve includes a natural mixed forest dominated by beech trees. It has a diversified surface with a lake and steep banks of the Pełcz River. Here, oak trees of decent size, rarely tall pine trees can be seen. The big trees give the reserve the character of a primeval forest. It is the West-Pomeranian oak-hornbeam forest altering slightly in its lower parts where the plant called dog's mercury appears. The beech forest changes its character creating a complex of Pomeranian beech forest. Going down the slopes of the river it changes again. Here, one may meet true-grasses and woodruff and lots of acidophilic organisms.  In other areas, there are ferns, whilst on muddy surfaces birches and large areas of mosses and peat mosses grow. The reserve is of educational and researching character, for ecological education. It is of certain importance for practical actions in forestry.

The Beeches of Zdroisk Reserve

The reserve was established in 1983 in order to protect a fragment of  natural mixed forest with vast areas of beeches with its characteristic herbs. The reserve is located on the Gorzów Plain on the border of the Strzelce Krajeńskie, Santok and Zwierzyn communes, in the neighborhood of the picturesque valley of the Santoczna River. Its total area covers 75,57 hectares of land . 73,7% of it are beech forests with additions of oaks and hornbeams. The majority of trees are older than 50 years old, with numerous examples of 200 year-old trees . The most popular trees are beeches, oaks, hornbeams, oaks, elms, birches, pine trees and spruces with rich additions of hazel, spindles, bird cherries and buckthorns. 

The Przyłężek River Reserve

It is the animal life reserve covering the area of 35,08 hectares, located on the Gorzów Plain. Its aim is to assure proper conditions as a spawning ground for the Salmonidae fish family. A fragment of the Przyłężek River is protected, with clear and well oxygenated water, with spawning grounds of the Trout and The European bullhead. Down the banks of the river, there are impressive, one hundred year old forest of beeches,  shading the river, which helps to maintain low temperatures of water.

The “Sundew Highmoor near Rokitno”

The “Sundew Highmoor near Rokitno” is a peatland reserve with the area of 3.4 hectares, situated in the Strzelce Krajeńskie Forest District. The purpose of protection is to maintain the marsh and peatland plant communities, particularly beak-sedge bog with unique species of white beak-sedge association and locally of brown beaksedge, very rare in Poland, as well as highmoor peatland.

The reserve lies within the limits of Natura 2000 “Drawa Wilderness Forests” area, and within the “Drawa Wilderness Preserves” Special Habitats Protection area.

The “Długie Beak-Sedge Bog”

The “Długie Beak-Sedge Bog” is a peatland reserve with the area of 7.75 hectares, named after Hubert Jurczyszyn. The patron used to be the forest district manager of the Strzelce Krajeńskie Forest District, and a member of the Regional Nature Protection Board. It is a peatland reserve. The purpose of protection is to maintain the communities of marsh and peatland plants, particularly the beak-sedge bog and the highmoor bog. The reserve lies within the limits of Natura 2000 “Drawa Wilderness Forests” area.