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
|5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands|
|Dam Wood represents the most northerly example of Juniperus communis formations in the SAC series. This is one of the few remnants of juniper scrub on the Black Isle and occurs within the largest remaining fragment of lowland Calluna heath that once characterised the central part of the Black Isle. Associated habitats include grasslands and lime-rich seepages. The habitat is in good condition and the juniper is regenerating well.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|7230 Alkaline fens|
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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