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)
|SITENAME||St. Gobnet's Wood SAC|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. SITE IDENTIFICATIONBack to top
1.2 Site code
1.3 Site name
1.4 First Compilation date
1.5 Update date
|Name/Organisation:||National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht|
1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates
|Date site proposed as SCI:||1998-05|
|Date site confirmed as SCI:||
|Date site designated as SAC:||2016-06|
|National legal reference of SAC designation:||294/2016|
2. SITE LOCATIONBack to top
2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:
2.2 Area [ha]
2.3 Marine area [%]
2.4 Sitelength [km]:
2.5 Administrative region code and name
NUTS level 2 code
|IE02||Southern and Eastern|
2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)
3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATIONBack to top
3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them
Annex I Habitat types
| || || || || || ||Representativity||Relative Surface||Conservation||Global|
- 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 DESCRIPTIONBack to top
4.1 General site character
Total Habitat Cover
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
|Rank||Threats and pressures [code]||Pollution (optional) [code]||inside/outside [i|o|b]|
|Rank||Activities, management [code]||Pollution (optional) [code]||inside/outside [i|o|b]|
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
|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 STATUSBack to top
6. SITE MANAGEMENTBack to top
6.2 Management Plan(s):
An actual management plan does exist:
|No, but in preparation|
7. MAP OF THE SITEBack to top
|Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)|