Braehead Moss

Site details

UK map showing location of Braehead Moss Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Braehead Moss 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

7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature
This peat bog in the central belt of Scotland has complex origins in that it has arisen from peat developing in two separate basins, which have now fused. In the area where peat has merged, the vegetation has affinities to 7130 Blanket bogs. The upper and lower bogs are dominated by hummocks largely formed of Sphagnum spp., including S. fuscum and S. imbricatum, and are rich in heather Calluna vulgaris and cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. Soft S. cuspidatum hollows also occur.

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

7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration

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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