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 includes one of the best and most extensive examples of a ravine woodland in Scotland at Glen Tarff; further examples occur along the north-facing shores of Loch Ness. The canopy is a mixture of alder Alnus glutinosa, ash Fraxinus excelsior and wych elm Ulmus glabra with a locally abundant hazel Corylus avellana shrub layer. The ground flora is rich in ferns, mosses and herbaceous plants, and the woods have a luxuriant epiphytic flora of lichens, liverworts and mosses with Atlantic affinities.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles|
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
|1355 Otter Lutra lutra|
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