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Special Areas of Conservation

Dam Wood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NH643571
Latitude 57.58333333
Longitude -4.269444444
SAC EU Code UK0030129
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 19.56
* 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 Dam Wood SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (5%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (60%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (19%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%)
  • Coniferous woodland (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

  • Dam Wood represents the most northerly example of Juniperus communis formations in the SAC series. This is one of the few remnants of juniper scrub on the Black Isle and occurs within the largest remaining fragment of lowland Calluna heath that once characterised the central part of the Black Isle. Associated habitats include grasslands and lime-rich seepages. The habitat is in good condition and the juniper is regenerating well.

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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