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The Barlinek-Gorzów LP

The Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park was established in 1991. Forests, lakes, meandering rivers and numerous streams are its scenic and natural values. The area of the Park spread over the outwash plain, created by the waters running off from the melting glacier. The surfce of the plain is not flat – it is crossed with glacial tunnels and depressions.

Świat roślinny Barlinecko – Gorzowskiego Parku Krajobrazowego jest bardzo bogaty. Obejmuje łącznie 639 gatunków paprotników i roślin kwiatowych oraz 138 gatunków porostów. 41 gatunków spośród nich uznanych zostało za ginące na terenie kraju.

The vegetation in the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is luxuriant. It covers a total of 639 species of ferns and flower plants and 138 lichen species. Forty one of them are acknowledged in Poland as dying species.
Among 142 species of birds living in this region, as many as 105 nest within the park boundaries. One may encounter many rare bird species covered with species protection: white-tailed eagle, osprey, lesser spotted eagle, red and black kite, eagle-owl, crane, goldeneye, common kingfisher, woodpeckers and others.

The Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park is being succesively equipped with a proper tourist infrastructure which will allow people to visit the park for recreation and leisure purposes. Within the parks boundary and its buffer zone there are several walking, water and cycling tourist trails.

The nothern part of the Park is located within the Barlinek municipality. The spring part of the Płonia River is located there. It is an area which, in terms of landform features, is similar to the Beskid Niski mountain range. That is why it is called “Bieszczady Barlineckie”. The highest elevations are up to 114.2 m above sea level, and the lowest 24 m, by the bridge in Laskówek.

The valley slopes are cut by numerous ravines covered with beautiful fragments of wet-ground forests. The forests consist mainly of common hormbeam, English oak, Norway maple, small-leaved lime, and silver birch, with the addition of sycamore maple and beech. In the lakes and fishponds there is luxuriant water vegetation with large waterlily communities, with white and yellow waterlilies. Also the following monuments of material culture are an important part of the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park and its buffer zone: palace and manor complexes, churches and cemeteries and also country and palace parks.

There are five natural reserves within the Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park boundaries:

a) the „Dębina” natural reserve (area: 12,18 ha) – a reserve with partial protection status. Conservation of the central-Europe wet-ground forest for scientific and didactic purposes is the aim of the protection. One may encounter the following plants: oak forest with adition of beech, hornbeams, birches and old pines. Also 50 species of tree lichens have been found here, which means that the level of purity of the environment is exceptionally high here. The reserve is located on a slight elevation between a meadow and the picturesque Kłodawski Canal Valley.

b) the „Przyłężek River” natural reserve (area: 35,08 ha) – a reserve with partial protection status. Conservation for scientific and didactic purposes of a fragment of mixed forest of natural origin, with the addition of beech in the final position of the gregarious range with rich undergrowth is the aim of the protection. This is a fauna reserve. It was established on the basis of a fragment of the Przyłężek River, in the forest landscape, rimmed with beech forest stands which are over 100 years old. The clean waters of the river, the fact that they are overshadowed by the beech forest on the slopes and low temperature, create the proper conditions for spawning grounds of salmonidae, which include brown trout and bullhead. The area of the forest stands in the reserve amounts to 93.7%. In the north-west part of the reserve there is a spring which starts from the cave washed away by the water.

c) the „Wilanów” natural reserve (area: 67,16 ha) – a reserve with partial protection status. Conservation for scientific and didactic purposes of a fragment of mixed forest of natural origin with addition of beech at the final position of the gregarious range, with rich undergrowth is the aim of the protection. The reservation includes a fragment of natural beech and oak forest with the addition of pine and larch. Also individual beeches, oaks and pines which are 180-200 years old grow here, and they have natural monuments characteristics.

d) theSkalisty Jar Libberta” natural reserve (area: 33,21 ha) – A reserve with partial protection status. Conservation of geological and scenic values of the only lime stones, conglomerates and boulders site in Westpomerania, which is part of a composition of an oak and beech forest community, exceptionally rich vascular vegetation and numerous species of mosses and ferns, is the aim of the protection. The reserve is located within ravines and gorges with considerable ground delevelling. The elevations are as high as 115 m above sea level and are covered with trees. There are numerous huge glacial erratics covered with moss and lichens. The area is adorned with about fifty ponds in various stages of overgrowth. The main value of this area is the moraine hills that form the valley edges which are cut across by numerous ravines and gorges. „Skalisty Jar Libberta” is one of them. Only in Westpomerania are there lime and sand stones which reach the height of up to 4 m.

e) theMarkowe Błota” natural reserve (area: 193,40 ha) – A reserve with partial protection status. Conservation for scientific, didactic and scenic purposes of the marshes with typical flora and fauna and also beech and mixed tree stands is the purpose of the protection. The protected complex is located in the Barlinek Forest. 30% of its area is covered with marshes surrounded by mixed and coniferous forests. One may observe 55 bird species here, including 42 breeding ones: white-tailed sea eagle, osprey, western marsh harrier and black stork. The marshes in the early spring and autumn period are an important stopping point on the bird-migration routes.

Park Administration:

The Landscape Parks Complex of the Lubuskie Region

Jagiellończyka Street 8
66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski
tel. +48 95 / 711 55 30
fax. +48 95 / 711 55 36


Zadanie współfinansowane ze środków Unii Europejskiej ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego na lata 2007-2013.