Around Bessaker you will find several nature reserves. These areas contain threatened, rare or vulnerable nature. It might represent a certain type of nature, have a important meaning for biological diversity, constitutes a special geological occurrence or have a certain scientifically importance. Here is some information about each area in close distance. Information has been gathered from miljødirektoratet.


The lower parts of the forest is dominated by broad leaved trees such as birch, rowan and goat willow. The inner parts are dominated by scattered spruce with big dimensions and old age. Granholtsvatnet nature reserve has huge amounts of dead trees laying around and still standing, and the continuity is considered to be good.

An old tractor road enters the lower parts of the area. Here there are many signs of former logging. Further in and up the hill there are a few signs of logging. Some parts of the area bear resemblance of a primary forest with vast amounts of dead trees and multilayered vegetation. The area is naturally secluded and well protected. The number of species are relatively high. This area is especially valuable for its traits of having a long continuity.


This area is valuable for its occurrence of special types of lichen associated with coastal spruce forests. It also has a rich flora of lichen that requires moisture.


Southwest-facing mountainside in Austdalen, just east of Roan S. There is a forest consisting of elm and hazel of considerable size, otherwise a rocky vegetation. Interesting finds of lichens that are rare in Trøndelag. In the lower and slacker part of the hillside there is birch forest with hazel, species-rich grass domain. Some scrubs of juniper.

Purpose of protection: „To protect an exceptionally large and well-developed deciduous forest in the outer parts of Trøndelag and preserve a very beautiful landscape“. The lower parts of the hillside are affected by grazing, and it is desirable to maintain grazing. Austdalen is also a good sparrow habitat, and for that reason an important game area. Austdalen is also important as a deer habitat.


The area has an important element of red-listed lichens. In addition, old spruce and lungwort ecocommunity is represented with many red-listed species. The area is considered important for old-growthforest-associated lichens in Trøndelag.


The area is unusually unaffected by encroachment and older natural forests dominate. There is a locality of coastal spruce forest, as well as a locality of elm. The area is also relatively large andis a well-rounded landscape with great variation in forest types and well-developed natural forest of both spruce, pine and deciduous forest. A humid climate provides forests with lush lichencommunities.


Spruce is the dominant tree species with elements of deciduous trees. The area is varied and is characterized as coastal spruce forest (boreal rainforest). The nature reserve is an area with lush andspecies-rich shrub and leaf lichen flora, including Fosen’s only registered occurrence of the species granfiltlav.


The dominant vegetation type is small fern spruce forest, but both large fern, perennial and blueberry spruce forest occur in places, as well as both poor and richer swamp forest layouts. Deciduous trees occur unevenly, but there is a fairly large proportion of rowan in places, especially in the east-facing hillside north of the stream from Middagsfjelltjørna. Willow occurs somewhat more sparingly.

Many dead and dying roe trees are due to significant grazing damage by moose. The flora of shrub and leaf lichen is generally lush and rich in species, especially on deciduous trees.


Måøyan is an island complex with many vegetation-rich islands and islets and large groundwater areas, in the far south of Roan. The area has large concentrations of nesting eider, black-backed gull,gray gull, theist. There are also nesting cormorants, anteaters, northern herring gulls and smallmouth bass in the area. A total of 32 species have been registered in connection with surveys ofnesting seabirds. In addition, the area is an important moulting area for greylag geese and eider ducks and an important wintering area for seabirds in general. The area was mink free in 2011.


Large bog area in a beautiful landscape along Hofstadelva / Lundelva. Flat with forest areas and small ponds beyond. Surrounded by mixed forest towards the barren rock. Ground bogs, string bogs and terrain-covering bogs are found, while flat, poor solid ground dominates. Rich spots are also found.

The purpose of protection: „To preserve a large, varied and typical bog landscape for this region, as well as to protect a beautiful landscape“. Hofstadelva / Lundelva is permanently protected against power development.