Urquhart Bay Wood
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
|91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) * Priority feature|
|Urquhart Bay Wood has developed on an alluvial delta at the confluence of the Rivers Enrick and Coiltie as they flow into Loch Ness. There are extensive stands of alluvial forests on the wetter ground associated with the river channels, with transitions on gradually rising land to stands of lowland broad-leaved woodland containing ash Fraxinus excelsior, alder Alnus glutinosa, wild cherry Prunus avium, rowan Sorbus aucuparia, wych elm Ulmus glabra, white willow Salix alba and bird cherry Prunus padus. There are also characteristic transitions to swamp and open freshwater.|
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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