Upper Nithsdale Woods

Site details

UK map showing location of Upper Nithsdale Woods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Upper Nithsdale Woods 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

9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature
This complex of sites located on the River Nith and tributaries represents Tilio-Acerion forest in south-west Scotland. The individual sites are small, but regionally important due to the highly fragmented nature of remnant semi-natural woodland in this part of Scotland. The woods are ash Fraxinus excelsior-dominated with a dense hazel Corylus avellana understorey, and a rich herbaceous ground flora characteristic of the habitat type.

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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