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

IE0000106

1.3 Site name

St. Gobnet's Wood SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-08

1.5 Update date

2018-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Address:               
Email:datadelivery@chg.gov.ie

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1998-05
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC:2016-06
National legal reference of SAC designation:294/2016

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-9.167200
Latitude:51.943636

2.2 Area [ha]

43.8516

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
IE02Southern and Eastern

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
91A0  info      41.01  0.00 
91E0  info      0.87  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)

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N061.00
N1696.00
N221.00
N232.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

A relatively large complex of oakwood developed on brown earth, brown podzolic & gleyed soils, situated on rocky slopes on either side of the River Sullane. Seepage zones, small watercourses, a narrow, rocky defile and areas of rock outcrop occur within the woodlands.

4.2 Quality and importance

Although partially degraded through the presence of exotic trees and an area of dense Rhododendron ponticum and Prunus laurocerasus, this wood is of value as a good example of old oak woodland. Notable for its particularly rich ground flora, including Saxifraga spathularis, Euphorbia hyberna and a range of bryophytes. It is also habitat for Geomalacus maculosus and foraging area for seven species of bat.

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]
LA04i
LD01.01i
LG05.06i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MB02.03i
MB04i

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

4.5 Documentation

Corcoran, K. (2007). Ecological analyses of the Ballyvourney oak wood. Unpublished report for Ms Maura Ní Shuilleabháin. Cross, J. (2007). Vegetation and floristic report on Cascade Wood, Ballyvourney, County Cork. Unpublished report for NPWS. Fox, H. & Cullen, M. (2007). Cascade Wood lichen survey. Unpublished report for Ms Maura Ní Shuilleabháin. Goodwillie, R. (1986). A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Cork. Unpublished report prepared for Cork County Council, An Foras Forbartha, Dublin. Kelleher, C. (2007). Proposed N22 road realignment at Cascade Wood and gorge, Ballyvourney, County Cork; Bat survey, Cork County Bat Group. Unpublished report for Ms Maura Ní Shuilleabháin. Kelly, D. (2007). Cascade Wood, Ballyvourney, County Cork. Unpublished report for Ms Maura Ní Shuilleabháin. Neff, M. (1970). Conservation report. St. Gobnet's Wood, Ballyvourney, County Cork. Unpublished report for Forest and Wildlife Service. Neff, M. (1996). Nature conservation schedule, St. Gobnet's Wood. Internal report for NPWS.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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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:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0000106
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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