NatureScot Research Report 1034 - SCM survey of upland notified features on designated sites - Caenlochan
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 Ruth Maier and Colin Wells during SCM of the vascular plant assemblage natural feature on Caenlochan Site of Special Scientific Interest. Of the 25 rare plants species within the assemblage, at least one population were located for 19 species. However, the longer term viability of 6 of the species was found to be at risk, so the vascular plant assemblage was found to be in unfavourable condition. Grazing, both by native deer and sheep are considered to be biggest influence on condition in different parts of the site.
Publication 2018 - NatureScot Research Report 1034 - SCM survey of upland notified features on designated sites - Caenlochan
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