Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

BE32007B0

1.3 Site name

Bois de la Houssière (Braine-le-Comte; Ittre)

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-10

1.5 Update date

2004-01

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:SPW - DGARNE - DEMNA - DNE
Address:               
Email:demna.dgarne@spw.wallonie.be

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2002-10
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:4.197200
Latitude:50.622800

2.2 Area [ha]

718.4101

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
BE31Prov. Brabant Wallon
BE32Prov. Hainaut

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
2310  info      25.86  0.00   
3110  info      0.71  0.00   
6430  info      15.08  0.00   
6510  info      5.02  0.00   
9130  info      209.05  0.00   
91E0  info      35.92  0.00   
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Aira praecox                     
1191Alytes obstetricans                   
Filago minima                     
Gagea spathacea                     
Lycopodium clavatum                     
Meles meles                     
Osmunda regalis                     
Salamandra salamandra                     
Salix fragilis                     
1409Sphagnum spp.                   
Typhoeus typhoeus                     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N089.03
N103.32
N120.28
N140.73
N150.90
N1645.90
N1935.90
N233.94

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

o Bois situé entre Braine-le-Comte et Virginal et occupant une remarquable butte témoin de sable du Bruxellien, u sommet plat et aux versants occupés par des ruisseaux ; o Au nord du Bois de la Houssière, le site englobe le Grand-bois de Virginal (bois alluviaux remarquables) et d'autres milieux humides plus ouverts ;o A l'Est, le site se prolonge jusqu'au tracé du canal Bruxelles-Charleroi, par le Bois du Fauquez (lequel renferme aussi des portions d'aulnaies frênaies remarquables).

4.2 Quality and importance

o Zones forestières importantes comprenant de très belles parties de hêtraies acidiphiles, de chênaies à jacinthe des bois (Hyancinthoides non-scripta), d'aulnaies-frênaies alluviales sur humus doux, de frênaies à laîches, de suintements avec sphaignes, d'anciennes sablières plus ou moins recolonisées ;o Présence de landes à callune (Calluna vulgaris) sur sable ;o De par sa superficie et la présence d'espèces ou de milieux rares, site constituant un élément majeur du réseau écologique, aux portes de la vallée de la Senne (importantes pressions urbanistique et industrielle) ; o Massif hébergeant également des espèces d'oiseaux forestiers intéressantes ; o Zones sablonneuses présentant un intérêt entomologique et abritant des blaireaux (Meles meles) et des hirondelles de rivage (Riparia riparia).

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BE1281.31
BE1410.57

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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