Cuilcagh Mountain

Site details

UK map showing location of Cuilcagh Mountain Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cuilcagh Mountain SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature
Cuilcagh is one of the most extensive areas of upland Blanket bogs in Northern Ireland. The area is situated at a relatively high altitude in a high rainfall area and has a wide range of features, including well-developed pool, hummock and lawn complexes, acid flushes and bog bursts. The site contains a mixture of cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix with Sphagnum papillosum and extensive areas of deergrass Trichophorum cespitosum and hare’s-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum, with a generally low cover of dwarf-shrubs. Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum are present. The site also contains transitions to montane, rock and lake habitats.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix
4030 European dry heaths
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani)
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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