Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires
|Unitary Authority||Eastern Scotland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030152|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* 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 (43%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (49%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (6%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (2%)
Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)
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
This site lies in the Grampian foothills and comprises a series of raised mires in the adjacent Forest of Alyth Mires and Dun Moss. The sites are remarkable not only for the retention of their poor-fen lagg zones but for the diversity and abundance of Sphagnum species, including the relatively scarce Sphagnum fuscum and S. imbricatum.
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
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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