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

IE0001312

1.3 Site name

Ross Lake and Woods SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-07

1.5 Update date

2020-10

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 information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2019-12
National legal reference of SAC designation:656/2019

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-9.219380
Latitude:53.375796

2.2 Area [ha]

325.8487

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
IE01Border, Midland and Western

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
3140  info      129.28  0.00 
6410  info      6.46  0.00 
7230  info      32.32  0.00 
91E0  info      3.23  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.
M1355Lutra lutra          DD       
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    101  250   
  • 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
Chara curta                   
Rhamnus cathartica                   
  • 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
N0640.00
N0721.00
N088.00
N102.00
N161.00
N192.00
N2025.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

A medium sized marl lake in the Corrib catchment. The shoreline is of limestone boulders or marl silt. Lake is fringed by a diverse vegetation, including reedbeds, fen, wet grassland and wet woodland. A small lake, Lough Parkyflaherty, is separated from the main lake by an overgrown railway embankment. The former deciduous woodlands of Ross Demesne have been replaced almost entirely by coniferous plantation, though parts still retain a deciduous character. These woods are included in site as they are important for maintaining the population of Rhinolophus hipposideros. An outbuilding adjacent to Ross House, is used as a breeding site by the bats.

4.2 Quality and importance

The lake is a good examle of a hard water marl lake, with well developed charophyte communities, including a red data species, Chara curta. A diverse wetland vegetation adds to the interest of the site. The breeding population of Rhinolophus hipposideros is of international importance. Site has Lutra lutra,

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]
MA02.01i
LA04i
LA04.03b
LA08i
MA10.01i
MC01.01b
LC01.04b
MD01.01i
MD01.01i
LD03.01.02i
HE06i
HE06.02i
LG05.04b
HH01b
HH01.08b
HH02.06b
MI01i
MJ02.04.01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MB02.02i
HE06.02i

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)

Clabby, K.J., Lucey, J., McGarrigle, M.L., Bowman, J.J., Flanagan, P.J. and Toner, P.F. (1992). Water Quality in Ireland, 1987-1990. Part 1. E.R.O., Dublin.Praeger, R.L. (1934). The Botanist in Ireland. Hodges Figgis & Co., Dublin.O'Sullivan, P.J. (1994). Bats in Ireland. Special Zoological Supplement. Irish Naturalists' Journal. 21pp.Connolly, B. and McCarthy, T.K. (1993). Mayflies (Epheraeroptera) of the Corrib Catchment, Ireland. In: Costello, M.J. and Kelly, K.S. (eds.) Biogeography of Ireland: Past, Present and Future. Occasional publication of the Irish Biogerographical Society. No. 2.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:


No information provided

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0001312
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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