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|
|Reidside Moss in north-east Scotland is relatively intact compared to most sites in the Grampian plain and supports typical vegetation of the north-east bogs, rich in heather Calluna vulgaris and cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. The moss has luxuriant cushions of the bog-moss Sphagnum capillifolium, and S. magellanicum also occurs. Bog-myrtle Myrica gale and cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix are frequent, and great sundew Drosera anglica also occurs. Although peat-cuttings occur, they are regenerating, with abundant cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. and typical fen communities.|
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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