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Special Areas of Conservation

Stodmarsh

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Kent
Centroid* TR211612
Latitude 51.30638889
Longitude 1.1725
SAC EU Code UK0030283
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 563.27
* 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 Stodmarsh SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (38%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (50%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (6%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (1%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (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

  • 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

  • 1016 Desmoulin's whorl snail Vertigo moulinsiana

    A sizeable population of Desmoulin’s whorl snail Vertigo moulinsiana lives beside ditches within pasture on the floodplain of the River Stour, where reed sweet-grass Glyceria maxima, large sedges Carex spp. and sometimes common reed Phragmites australis dominate the vegetation. Stodmarsh is a south-eastern outlier of the main swathe of sites and is important in confirming the role of underlying base-rich rock (chalk) as a factor determining this species’ distribution.

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

  • Not Applicable

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