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Natura 2000

http://www.destinacija-rogla.si/modules/store/uploads/slika-38-foto-samo-jencic.jpgThe Natura 2000 areas on Pohorje, which are determined according to habitat directives, are intended for preserving eleven habitat types and one plant species. Amongst habitat types, there are acidophilus spruce forests between the montane and alpine zones, marshy forests, beech forests, maple forests, Illyrian oak-hornbeam forests, siliceous rocky slopes with rock-crevice vegetation, transitional marshes, active high marshes, species-rich grasslands with the prevailing matgrass in siliceous soils in the montane zone, alpine rivers and green vegetation along their banks and natural dystrophic (acidic, with few nutrients) lakes and other still waters. The important plant species is the Ladder Spleenwort, which is a part of serpentine flora. Two areas are intended for its preservation; the Bistrica ditch and one next to Polskava.

Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče

Lovrenc Lakes

http://www.destinacija-rogla.si/modules/store/uploads/lovrenska_jezera2.jpgThe Lovrenc Lakes are the most interesting amongst the lakes found at the kilometre long and 300m wide Lovrenc moor, which some also call the Lovrenc Lakes. This moor consists of two areas separated only by a narrow strip of spruces. Each includes 10 peat-lakes, the windows of the moor. The lakes cover 16 ha between Planinka (1392m asl.) and Mulej’s Peak (1533m asl.) in the upper area of the Radoljna, Mislinja and Velka Streams. The lakes are hollows, up to 1.2m deep, and cover a few square meters. After abandoning the pasture, they are overgrowing with dwarf pine, which transitions into a spruce forest on both sides of the moor, where the terrain is steeper and water flows more easily. There are between 11 and 22 lakes,depending on the amount of still water and on how long it lasts. The highest lake lies at 1529m above sea level and the lowest at 1517m. A wooden observation tower is constructed next to the highest lake.

Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče

Dravinja River

http://www.destinacija-rogla.si/modules/store/uploads/dravinja_(8).jpgThe Dravinja River is the largest affluent of the Drava River in Slovenia. Its spring is south of Rogla, on Pohorje, at around 1200m above sea level. It is one of many springs, but all are located under Rogla at around 1150m above sea level. It flows in a south-eastern direction until it reaches the Loče settlement, where it shifts towards the north-east. It flows into the Drava some 8km from Ptuj in Videm pri Ptuju at 210m above sea level. Thus the relative height difference from the spring is 940m. The river’s total length is 73km and all of its affluent streams measure 1361km. The size of the river basin, from which surface waters flow into the river, is 817.4 km2. The steep descent in the upper hilly section rapidly levels out upon reaching the tertiary world of the Dravinja Hills. At Zreče, the Dravinja has only a 17% drop. This decrease in the drop leads to meanders in the river stream in this hilly section.

Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče

Koprivnica Stream

http://www.destinacija-rogla.si/modules/store/uploads/koprivnica_(1).jpgThe Koprivnica stream is one of Dravinja’s right affluent streams. In the north, it flows over older Pliocene layers, and in the south, it cuts into the 20m-high terrace of the Dravinja River. In the past, the stream had moderately high water levels, and mills were placed next to it. Near the Zreče Lake, there was the Kovšetov (Kropejev) mill. The stream was also used for fish farming, but in ever drier summers, Koprivnica often went dry and fishermen from Zreče stopped using it to grow young fish.

Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče

Zreče Lake

http://www.destinacija-rogla.si/modules/store/uploads/jezero_zrece_(1_(1).jpgThe Zreče Lake was created in 2000 in the valley of the Koprivnica stream for the purpose of broadening the tourist offer of the area. The larger lower part of the lake measures 700m in length and covers 13,500m2 of surface, while the upper part is overgrown and intended for spawning. It is also smaller, 300m long, and covering 2,500 m2. The total volume of the lake is 65,000 cubic meters of water. The maximum depth is at the little bridge between the two parts and reaches 8m. The main affluent of the lake is the Koprivnica stream, which ultimately flows into the Dravinja at Preloge.

Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče

Fun fact: The Pohorje area, with its diverse plant and animal life, represents one of Slovenia’s natural pearls. This is also confirmed by Pohorje’s placement into the Natura 2000 network of special European nature protection areas of great ecological importance for preserving and attaining a favourable state of habitat types and species. Source: LTO Rogla – Zreče
 

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