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Mointeach nan Lochan Dubha Peatland Management Scheme

Mointeach nan Lochan Dubha Peatland Management Scheme

Mointeach island - Credit Emma Goodyer

Mointeach island - Credit Emma Goodyer

Mointeach - Credit Emma Goodyer

Mointeach - Credit Emma Goodyer

Monitoring water table depth - Credit Emma Goodyer

Monitoring water table depth - Credit Emma Goodyer

Introduction

Mointeach nan Lochain Dubha is one of two blanket bog sites on Skye. The bog lies at the headwaters of a number of rivers and burns, and displays a range of linear and rounded pool-patterning.

 

Biodiversity

The vegetation includes a rich cover and variety of Sphagnum, including an abundance of the rare Sphagnum pulchrum, as well as S. fuscum and S. imbricatum.

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Organisation / Lead partner:

Scottish Natural Heritage

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Contact Details:

Skye, Inner Hebrides

Project Name:

Mointeach nan Lochan Dubha Peatland Management Scheme

Approximate area covered:

600 ha

Conservation Status:

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Predominately:

Upland

Peat Habitats:

Blanket bogLowland heath

Project Type:

Management

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