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Special Areas of Conservation

Pasturefields Salt Marsh

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Shropshire and Staffordshire
Centroid* SJ992249
Latitude 52.82138889
Longitude -2.0125
SAC EU Code UK0012789
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 7.8
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Pasturefields Salt Marsh SAC

General site character

  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes (6.5%)
  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (3%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (90.5%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note 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

  • 1340 Inland salt meadows  * Priority feature

    Pasturefields Salt Marsh in the West Midlands is the only known remaining example in the UK of a natural salt spring with inland saltmarsh vegetation. The vegetation consists of red fescue Festuca rubra, with common saltmarsh-grass Puccinellia maritima, lesser sea-spurrey Spergularia marina, saltmarsh rush Juncus gerardii and sea arrowgrass Triglochin maritimum in the most saline situations.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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