Database release:

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



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name

Sassi Neri - Pietra Corva

1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Regione Lombardia Direzione Generale Ambiente e Clima - Struttura Natura e biodiversità

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2017-05
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):

No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (100.00 %)


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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
6130  info      0.69  0.00 
6210  info      3.2  0.00 
6510  info      24.58  0.00 
7220  info      0.001  0.00 
9130  info      92.91  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.
BA086Accipiter nisus          DD       
BA324Aegithalos caudatus          DD 
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD       
BA256Anthus trivialis          DD       
BA226Apus apus          DD       
BA091Aquila chrysaetos          DD       
BA218Athene noctua          DD       
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
M1352Canis lupus          DD       
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA366Carduelis cannabina          DD       
BA364Carduelis carduelis          DD       
BA363Carduelis chloris          DD       
BA335Certhia brachydactyla          DD 
BA264Cinclus cinclus          DD       
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD       
BA208Columba palumbus          DD       
BA615Corvus cornix          DD       
BA212Cuculus canorus          DD       
BA253Delichon urbica          DD       
BA237Dendrocopos major          DD 
BA240Dendrocopos minor          DD 
BA377Emberiza cirlus          DD       
BA379Emberiza hortulana          DD       
BA269Erithacus rubecula          DD       
BA096Falco tinnunculus          DD       
BA359Fringilla coelebs          DD       
BA342Garrulus glandarius          DD 
BA300Hippolais polyglotta          DD       
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD       
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD       
BA338Lanius collurio          DD       
BA369Loxia curvirostra          DD       
BA246Lullula arborea          DD       
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos          DD       
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii          DD       
BA262Motacilla alba          DD       
BA261Motacilla cinerea          DD       
BA319Muscicapa striata          DD       
BA337Oriolus oriolus          DD       
BA214Otus scops          DD       
BA328Parus ater          DD 
BA329Parus caeruleus          DD 
BA327Parus cristatus          DD 
BA330Parus major          DD 
BA325Parus palustris          DD 
BA621Passer italiae          DD       
BA356Passer montanus          DD       
BA072Pernis apivorus          DD 
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros          DD       
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus          DD       
BA313Phylloscopus bonelli          DD 
BA315Phylloscopus collybita          DD       
BA235Picus viridis          DD 
BA372Pyrrhula pyrrhula          DD       
BA318Regulus ignicapillus          DD       
BA276Saxicola torquata          DD       
BA361Serinus serinus          DD       
BA332Sitta europaea          DD 
A6211Speleomantes strinatii          DD       
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD       
BA219Strix aluco          DD 
BA351Sturnus vulgaris          DD       
BA311Sylvia atricapilla          DD 
BA647Sylvia cantillans moltonii          DD       
BA309Sylvia communis          DD 
A1167Triturus carnifex          DD       
BA265Troglodytes troglodytes          DD       
BA283Turdus merula          DD       
BA285Turdus philomelos          DD       
BA287Turdus viscivorus          DD       
BA232Upupa epops          DD       
  • 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)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Alyssum bertolonii                   
Anacamptis pyramidalis                   
Anemonoides trifolia brevidentata                   
Barypeithes gracilipes                   
Bufo bufo                   
Calathus rubripes                   
Campanula persicifolia                   
Campanula rapunculoides                   
Campanula trachelium trachelium                   
Centaurea aplolepa                   
Cephalanthera damasonium                   
Cephalanthera longifolia                   
Cephalanthera rubra                   
1284Coluber viridiflavus                   
1283Coronella austriaca                   
Cryptocephalus eridani                   
Cychrus italicus                   
Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsii                   
Dactylorhiza sambucina                   
Daphne laureola                   
Daphne mezereum                   
Dianthus balbisii balbisii                   
1281Elaphe longissima                   
Epipactis atrorubens                   
Epipactis helleborine                   
Epipactis muelleri                   
Eusphalerum clavipes                   
Fritillaria montana                   
Gentiana acaulis                   
Gentiana cruciata cruciata                   
Gentianopsis ciliata ciliata                   
Gymnadenia conopsea                   
Helichrysum italicum italicum                   
Iris graminea                   
5179Lacerta bilineata                   
Lilium bulbiferum croceum                   
Lilium martagon                   
Listera ovata                   
Minuartia laricifolia ophiolitica                   
Mitoplinthus pubescens                   
Molops medius                   
Morimus asper                    
Natrix maura                   
Natrix natrix                   
Nebria tibialis                   
Neottia nidus-avis                   
Ocypus italicus                   
Ocypus tricinctus                   
Ophrys insectifera                   
Orchis mascula mascula                   
Orchis morio                   
Orchis pallens                   
Orchis purpurea                   
Otiorhyncus vehemens                   
Paederus baudii                   
Paragymnopteris marantae                   
Phyteuma scorzonerifolium                   
Platanthera bifolia                   
Platanthera chlorantha                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
Pterostichus micans                   
Ptomaphagus pius                   
1209Rana dalmatina                   
1206Rana italica                   
Saxifraga cuneifolia cuneifolia                   
Saxifraga moscata                   
Sempervivum tectorum aggr.                   
Traunsteinera globosa                   
Triturus alpestris                   
Triturus vulgaris                   
Trochiscanthes nodiflora                   
Velia gridellii                   
Vipera aspis                   
  • 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


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Il territorio considerato interessa la sponda orografica destra del torrente Tidone e spazia dal fondovalle (circa 680 m s.l.m.) fino a superare i 1000 metri in corrispondenza del monte Pietra Corva (1080 m s.l.m.) ed in località Sassi Neri (1093 m s.l.m.), a ridosso del confine con la provincia di Piacenza. Dal punto di vista geologico si riscontra una grande varietà di formazioni prevalentemente di natura sedimentaria; dominanti risultano i flysh calcareo marnoso argilloso come il "Flish di Monte Cassio", costituito tipicamente da calcari marnosi in strati spessi e molto spessi alternati a strati silicoclastici e carbonatici più sottili. Uno degli elementi di maggior interesse è costituito dagli affioramenti rocciosi ofiolitici. La maggior parte del Sic è ricoperto da boschi di latifoglie (circa il 75%). Alle quote più elevate (850-1000 m) si riscontrano boschi di faggio puri o misti con cerro (Quercus cerris). Alle quote più basse (600 - 850 m) prevalgono i boschi dominati da carpino nero (Ostrya carpinifolia); localmente sono presenti querceti a roverella (Quercus pubescens). Sono presenti, se pur con estensioni modeste, anche nuclei di castagneti degradati per l'abbandono. Il 7% del territorio è occupato da impianti artificiali di conifere a prevalenza di Pinus nigra, realizzati alcune decine di anni fa, non coerenti con le tipologie forestali tipiche dell'area.

4.2 Quality and importance

Il sito risulta di particolare pregio naturalistico, per la presenza di pratelli aridi sommitali ricchi di orchidee e per la flora tipica degli affioramenti ofiolitici. Lungo i torrenti sono presenti e ben conservati formazioni igrofile di muschi calcarizzanti (Cratoneurion, Habitat 7220*). Anche la componente faunistica appare ricca e ben differenziata.

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]
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, 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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

No information provided


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

Code Cover [%]

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

No information provided

5.3 Site designation (optional)

No information provided


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regione Lombardia Direzione Generale Ambiente, Energia e Sviluppo Sostenibile - Struttura Valorizzazione aree protette e biodiversità

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

No information provided



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