NatureScot Research Report 1032 - SCM survey of upland notified features on designated sites - Flow of Dergoals
Site Condition Monitoring (SCM) is NatureScot's rolling programme of monitoring of the condition of natural features (habitats, species populations and earth science interests) on protected areas in Scotland. This report summarises the field data collected by Peak Ecology during SCM of the blanket bog and associated specialised habitat occupying depressions on the peat natural features on Flow of Dergoals Site of Special Scientific Interest/Special Area of Conservation. Both of the natural features on Flow of Dergoals were found to be in favourable condition. The main threat to the continued favourable condition of the bog in the southern section of the site was the presence of active drains, which over time could lead to it drying out of the peat. It is recommended that these should be blocked to prevent further peat erosion and restore the high water table.
Publication 2018 - NatureScot Research Report 1032 - SCM survey of upland notified features on designated sites - Flow of Dergoals
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