The cultural history behind the Dead Falls and its creation in 1796 is significant and important to preserve for posterity. The presence of older mines and the discovery of a 5 300 year-old sledge is also of great cultural historic significance.
Despite its rather small size, the nature reserve has a number of interesting botanical finds. There exist at least 150 different species of moss such as the ones that can be located east of the falls. There are vascular plants in the eastern parts such as “springkorn”. The Lichen flora consists of a number of species out of which the most rare is the “trådbrosklav”.
It is highly likely that the area below the falls at one stage housed a vast number of rare and special lichens due to the high humidity caused by the fog. (There are possibly species that still lie undiscovered in these parts…)