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|
|Methven Moss lies outwith the main raised bog zones in Scotland and forms an important ecological link between the numerous small sites of the Central Belt and the scattered, drier sites of the Grampian Plain. Although the site has been damaged by past drainage activity it retains a significant area of intact surface and continues to support typical bog vegetation and species. The bog-mosses Sphagnum magellanicum and S. papillosum co-dominate in many areas together with heather Calluna vulgaris, cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix and hare’s-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum. S. cuspidatum pools are scattered throughout the site.|
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
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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