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|
|This site is one of the few good quality examples remaining in this part of the Scottish Borders, with just under half of the site comprising active bog. As a result of a management arrangement to remove scrub, restore the hydrology and control grazing, it is expected that the remainder of the bog will be restored to full active status in due course. Much of the site is dominated by heather Calluna vulgaris together with the bog-moss Sphagnum capillifolium and hare’s-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum. Low ridges of S. papillosum, S. magellanicum and cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix are common and occasionally also support cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos.|
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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