|Unitary Authority||Eastern Scotland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030204|
|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 (80%)
Mixed woodland (20%)
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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
Methven Moss lies outwith the main raised bog zones in Scotland and forms an important ecological link between the numerous small sites of the Central Belt and the scattered, drier sites of the Grampian Plain. Although the site has been damaged by past drainage activity it retains a significant area of intact surface and continues to support typical bog vegetation and species. The bog-mosses Sphagnum magellanicum and S. papillosum co-dominate in many areas together with heather Calluna vulgaris, cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix and hare’s-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum. S. cuspidatum pools are scattered throughout the site.
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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