The purpose of this Regulation aims at conservation the quality of outdoor recreational areas without interfering their topography, the presence of swamps, lakes, streams, and hills. The area offers a large proportion of old forest without recent forest interventions. The area also consists of larger cultural heritage and a diverse wildlife. The outdoor recreational area covers a total area of 3 674 acres. The boundaries are shown in a map at a scale of 1:15 000. The exact boundaries of the area shall be marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited. Wildlife, including nesting sites and denning areas, are protected against damage, destruction and unnecessary disturbance. The area is protected against any action that may change its values, such as construction of buildings, structures, fences, other fixed or temporary facilities, parking of caravans, sheds, underground cables, sewers, construction of roads, drainage or other measures, extraction, filling and storage of mass execution of sewers or other concentrated pollution sources, dismissal of waste, fertilizing, liming or use of chemical pesticides. Littering is prohibited.Provisions in this document DO NOT preclude: picking berries and mushrooms; hunting, trapping and fishing; damaging large predators; grazing; burning fire with dry twigs; maintenance of existing roads, railways and other installations and facilities; labeling, cleaning and maintaining existing paths, trails and old roads; maintenance and management of cultural heritage; management of wildlife and fish. The Ministry of Environment shall be the authority regulating these provisions.
Implemented by: Delegation No. 1189 of authority to the City of Oslo for 4 outdoor areas. (2014-09-17)
Implements: Act on natural areas in Oslo and nearby communities (Forest Act) No. 35 of 2009. (2009-06-05)
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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king.
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