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Special Areas of Conservation

Brown Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Shropshire and Staffordshire
Centroid* SJ561394
Latitude 52.94972222
Longitude -2.653333333
SAC EU Code UK0030100
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 31.64
* 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 Brown Moss SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (30%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (20%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (10%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (28%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (2%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1831 Floating water-plantain Luronium natans

    Brown Moss is an area of former heathland, now largely colonised by woodland, with a series of shallow pools. Floating water-plantain Luronium natans has been known to occur at Brown Moss for several years, and this site possibly represents a relict natural lowland population of the species. The population of Luronium at Brown Moss is relatively small, and appears to behave as a metapopulation, colonising the various pools according to their suitability.

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

  • Not Applicable

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