Low mountains, large rock ridges, ancient lichen festooned pines and a maze of lakes, bays, islets and islands. Rogen can sometimes be difficult to walk in, but is a paradise for canoeing!
Rogen Nature Reserve presents a very special and fascinating landscape that is unlike anything else! Reserve was established in 1976 to preserve this unique low mountain area
When land ice thick ice slid over the land it scraped away everything in its path. When it finally melted submitted earth, stone and block. Rogen moraine dominates the lower Rogen parties and is particularly prominent north of Lake Rogen and in the valley between Rödfjället and Bratteriet.
Rogen's highest mountain peak is Brattriet at 1276 meters above sea level, while the other peaks are between 1000 to 1200 meters above sea level. The bedrock consists mostly of a gray to purple-colored feldspar-bearing sandstone, which makes it a nutrient-poor area. Therefore, there are only plants that can handle low nutrient in the soil. In some places, such as at Kärringsjövallen, there are calcareous sandstone which produces richer vegetation locally. Around Upper Mysklan is a very beautiful rock with large pink feldspar eyes of a sage between mass. It is called Tännäsögongnejs and Härjedalen stone.
Rogen area with its many and often centuries old dry pines, is one of the few places where Wolf lichen occurs. Previously used the poisonous wolf lichen to kill wolves, hence its name. Wolf lichen glows in neon yellow-green from old stumps and snags. The plants only on old and untreated wood.
The sparse vegetation also means that wildlife is relatively species-poor, but the area is important for several endangered species. Three of the large carnivores, bears, wolverines and lynx, are available here. Utter occur in a few streams and with a little luck you may see golden eagles and rough-legged buzzard hovering over the landscape. In addition, the country's only muskox tribe visit every winter!
In many of the existing rest areas are remains of settlements and graves from the Stone Age to the present. Stone Age man chose a settlement with the favorable position, while modern man enjoying his lunch in a pleasant resting place. It's probably no coincidence that it has been in the same places!
Throughout the area there are traces of Sami's life and work, from the remnants of the earliest prisoners culture of today's reindeer. So far, we know of several different types of cultural relics in the area, such as multiple pit systems, Neolithic settlements and Sami camps, but it is uncertain what percentage that is of Sami origin.Tännäs and Idre reindeer herding engaged in the area for most of the year. It is important to show respect and not scare the reindeer. Reindeer are particularly sensitive to disturbance at calving in May and when they moved the calf label in July.
The lakes and rivers host a rich fish fauna, with trout, char, grayling, whitefish, perch, pike and burbot in the varied composition of the soil. Next to the Great Lake in Jämtland Rogen is the lake in the county where most catches taken up.
The area has several summer and winter trails. In connection joints located STF cabins Rogen cottage and Skedbrostugan, multi prepared picnic areas are also available.
Rogen Nature Reserve is part of a more than 2000 km2 conservation area in the border region between Sweden and Norway.