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 gorge woodland sites in south-east Scotland contains very good examples of Tilio-Acerion forests. The woodlands are of mixed-age, coppiced ash Fraxinus excelsior and wych elm Ulmus glabra with varied structure and a diverse field-layer rich in calcicolous and nitrophilous plant species. The woodlands have developed on steep, flushed slopes with open seepages and base-rich soils along tributary streams of the River Tweed. The plant communities have affinities with examples of the habitat in lowland England.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
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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