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National Natural Momunemt and National Nature Reservation in Moravia - Silesian Region

Rešov Waterfalls National Nature Monument

Basic Information

Rešov Waterfalls National Nature Monument lies in the valley of Huntava Stream. The steep valley slopes around waterfalls include preserved native fir-beech woods and ferns, moss populations of shaded rocks and boulder fields. The area has been protected since the year 1966 and its area was enlarged to 71.6 ha in the year 1989. The National Nature Monument was established to protect a unique geological phenomenon, where the Huntava Stream has formed a deeply incised canyon-like valley with rocky gorges, waterfalls and cataracts. The monument also protects an important forest complex, which has a near-natural structural and species composition and covers the steep, rocky and talus-covered valley slopes. The National Nature Monument shall be redeclared a National Nature Reserve in the year 2012. The borders of the new National Nature Reserve will be extended by a significant winter site for bat species including critically endangered European species such a barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), or Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis).The newly declared protected area will cover the area of 77.8 ha.

Living Nature

The forest vegetation on the territory can mostly be classified as herb-rich beechwoods or beechwoods with wood-rushes. No specially protected vascular plant species were recorded in these forests when inventory research was carried out here, which certainly does not lower the biological value of the territory. Bryological researchers at the monument achieved exceptional results when they recorded 95 bryophyte species here – 28 liverworts and 67 mosses. One of the most notable finds was the critically endangered Green shield-moss (Buxbaumia viridis) which is included in the Natura 2000 species list.


Rešov Waterfalls National Nature Monument

Rešov Waterfalls National Nature Monument

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GPS position

N 49° 52.681', E 17° 12.671'



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