Upper Nithsdale Woods
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 sites located on the River Nith and tributaries represents Tilio-Acerion forest in south-west Scotland. The individual sites are small, but regionally important due to the highly fragmented nature of remnant semi-natural woodland in this part of Scotland. The woods are ash Fraxinus excelsior-dominated with a dense hazel Corylus avellana understorey, and a rich herbaceous ground flora characteristic of the habitat type.|
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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