Carn nan Tri-tighearnan

Site details

UK map showing location of Carn nan Tri-tighearnan Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Carn nan Tri-tighearnan 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
Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan lies on a plateau at more than 600 m altitude. It is an example of an upland bog in the eastern Scottish Highlands. It is characterised by cool climate conditions and extreme ‘wetness’. Dense sheets of lichen-rich blanket bog are dominated by species of reindeer-moss lichen Cladonia. Such bog is very similar in character to areas of peat formation in central and eastern Norway. Other vegetation on this site consists of a dwarf-shrub cover, beneath which can be found relatively continuous carpets of Sphagnum. Surface patterning resulting from combinations of high-ridges and hummocks is evident in many places.

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

Not applicable.

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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