Black Loch Moss
|Unitary Authority||Eastern Scotland, South Western Scotland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0019757|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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.|
General site character
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (96%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (3%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1%)
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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
7110 Active raised bogs * Priority feature
Black Loch Moss is one of the least-disturbed Active raised bogs remaining in the central belt of Scotland and consists of a large area of undamaged bog surface that is almost continuously dominated by bog-mosses, including Sphagnum papillosum and occasional S. magellanicum. The site is formed on a distinct slope and also has some characteristics of 7130 Blanket bogs.
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
- Not Applicable
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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