Mointeach nan Lochan Dubha Peatland Management Scheme

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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Project Name: Mointeach nan Lochan Dubha Peatland Management Scheme

Organisation / Lead partner: Scottish Natural Heritage

Location: Skye, Inner Hebrides

Approximate area covered: 600 ha

Conservation Status: Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Predominately: Upland

Peat Habitats: Blanket bog, Lowland heath

Project Type: Management