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Hidden : 6/26/2007
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Kivalon kätkö sijaitsee Metsäntutkimuslaitoksen alueella.
Kivalo cache is located in the area of Finnish Forest Research Institute.

Kivalon tutkimusalue saa nimensä Kemijoen eteläpuoleisesta Kivalon vaarajonosta. Metsäntutkimus Kivalon vaaroilla käynnistyi jo 1918, Metlan ensimmäisenä toimintavuonna. Suurin osa Kivalon alueesta on jopa 200-300 metrin korkeudella merenpinnasta. Luonto on silti vaihteleva, esimerkiksi Hietaperänkangas edustaa pohjois-suomalaista männikköä komeimmillaan ja Kaihuavaarassa on Rovaniemen seudun kauneimmat koivikot. Maisemat tarjoavat hienot puitteet niin vapaa-ajanviettoon kuin työn merkeissä tapahtuvaan vierailuun seudulla. Tutkimusalueen kokonaispinta-ala on noin 146 km².

Kätkön lähellä on katettu kokoontumispaikka, erillinen nuotiopaikka sekä lampi laitureineen. Vierestä lähtee polkureitistö syvemmälle Kivalon alueelle.

Kivalo Research Forest is a facility consisting of both managed and near-natural mid and north boreal taiga forests and various types of mires. The vicinity of Metla's Rovaniemi Research Station and the University of Rovaniemi together with the long research history and local infrastructure at Kivalo provide good possibilities for ecosystem and landscape research. The research area has been named after the Kivalo fell range located on the southern side of the Kemijoki river. Forest research on the Kivalo fells began as early as 1918, in Metla’s first year of operation. Even though most of the Kivalo Research Area is at an altitude of 200-300 metres above sea level, nature is still diverse: the Scots pine stand at Hietaperänkangas represents the most stately pine stands in northern Finland and the most beautiful birch stands in the Rovaniemi area are located at Kaihuanvaara. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the landscape provides a fine setting for your visit. The research area covers a total of 146 sq. km.

Near the cache there are a fireplace, lean on and a small lake. There is a path which takes you in the forest.

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