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 gorge woodland represents Tilio-Acerion forest in central Scotland. Kippenrait Glen consists mainly of base-rich mixed valley woodland of ancient/long-established origin and is the largest woodland of this type in Stirling district. The wood is relatively undisturbed and has an extremely high diversity of woodland plant species. There are extensive stands dominated by ash Fraxinus excelsior and elm Ulmus spp., and the rich, characteristic ground flora includes dogís mercury Mercurialis perennis, sanicle Sanicula europaea, enchanterís nightshade Circaea lutetiana and the locally rare herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia.|
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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