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
|91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles|
|This complex of oakwoods is the only site within the SAC series representing the South-west Lowlands of Scotland Atlantic Bryophyte zone. The individual sites are small and dispersed, but are regionally important due to the highly fragmented nature of remnant semi-natural woodland in south-west Scotland. The complex contains good examples of old sessile oak woods, some of which have been coppiced in the past, with a notable oceanic bryophyte flora, including some species rare in south-west Scotland. They typically have rich assemblages of Atlantic mosses and liverworts, lichen communities and ferns, such as hard fern Blechnum spicant. Holly Ilex aquifolium is common in the understorey.|
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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