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

FR9101398

1.3 Site name

Forêt de Valbonne

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-01

1.5 Update date

2016-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministère de la Transition écologique - DGALN/DEB/SDET/ET5
Address:               
Email:en3.en.deb.dgaln@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1999-03
Date site confirmed as SCI:2015-11
Date site designated as SAC:2016-08
National legal reference of SAC designation:https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000033098793&dateTexte=

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:4.559170
Latitude:44.235280

2.2 Area [ha]

5052.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
FR81Languedoc-Roussillon

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

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
7220  info  X     50.52  0.00 
9260  info      50.52  0.00 
92A0  info      101.04  0.00 
9340  info      1667.16  0.00 
9380  info      454.68  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.
I1092Austropotamobius pallipes       
M1308Barbastella barbastellus    DD       
I1088Cerambyx cerdo       
I1083Lucanus cervus       
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    300  300 
M1323Myotis bechsteinii    DD       
M1316Myotis capaccinii    18  18 
M1321Myotis emarginatus    150  150 
M1324Myotis myotis    DD       
M1305Rhinolophus euryale    150  150 
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    20  20 
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    66  66 
  • 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
A210Streptopelia turtur    52  52         
  • 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
N1630.00
N1720.00
N1820.00
N2120.00
N2310.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Ce grand massif boisé qui couvre la forêt de Valbonne, est situé à l'ouest de Pont-Saint-Esprit. Le substrat géologique (alliance du calcaire et de la silice sur des sols profonds et riches) et la très ancienne protection dont jouit ce massif, se conjuguent pour donner une végétation remarquable et étonnante pour cette partie de la région méditerranéenne : hêtraies luxuriantes uniques à cette altitude, chênaies blanches à houx. Une partie de la forêt domaniale, classée en réserve biologique dirigée, est gérée dans le sens de la conservation des habitats naturels forestiers remarquables ne présentant pas de problème actuellement. Cette gestion peut servir de modèle pour les parties en forêt communale ou privée où la tendance à l'enrésinement semble décroître.

4.2 Quality and importance

Milieu boisé jouissant d'une protection très ancienne ayant permis le maintien de formations forestières remarquables. La hêtraie de Valbonne (rattachée aux formations de Chêne pubescent à Houx) se situe à une position altitudinale et biogéographique exceptionnelle dans la plaine méditerranéenne. De vieilles forêts de chênes verts n'ayant pas été coupées depuis près d'un siècle, ont atteint un stade de maturité remarquable. Cette forêt est d'une très grande richesse écologique: on y recense plus d'une dizaine d'espèces d'orchidées, de nombreux reptiles et amphibiens, oiseaux etc., ainsi qu'une végétation très diversifiée qui permet à la faune de trouver refuge et nourriture.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LD02.01i
HL09i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HBi

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.4 Ownership (optional)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)


No information provided

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
FR063.00
FR078.00
FR123.00
FR131.00
FR2325.00
FR244.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
FR23Site classé de la Chartreuse de Valbonne+1.00
FR06Site inscrit de la forêt de Valbonne+3.00
FR12Forêt domaniale de Valbonne+60.00
FR13Réserve biologique de la forêt de Valbonne+8.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Communauté d'agglomération du Gard Rhodanien
Address:
Email:agglo@gardrhodanien.com

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Document d'objectif du site FR9101398 - Forêt de Valbonne. Approuvé par AP du
Link: http://www.occitanie.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/docob-de-la-foret-de-valbonne-a1109.html

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Aménagements forestiers pour la forêt domaniale et les forêts communales, Plans Simples de Gestion pour les forêts privées de superficie supérieure à 25 ha.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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