Kinveachy Forest

Site details

UK map showing location of Kinveachy Forest Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Kinveachy Forest 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

91C0 Caledonian forest  * Priority feature
The pinewood of Kinveachy is one of the major tracts of remnant Caledonian forest in Strathspey and is the third-largest pinewood in the region. Although genetically part of the North East biochemical region, ecologically it may be considered part of the adjacent Cairngorms complex. The range of forest habitat present is important for several bird species, including capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, Scottish crossbill Loxia scotica and crested tit Parus cristatus. The site is characterised by dense stands of pine with extensive juniper Juniperus communis scrub and birch Betula and alder Alnus woodland, within a matrix of open moorland, providing an opportunity for the woodland to function naturally through regeneration onto open areas.

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

91D0 Bog woodland  * Priority feature

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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