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Carbon and peatland in Scotland
Class 1 All vegetation cover indicates priority peatland habitat; all soils are carbon-rich soils and deep peat Class 2 Most of the vegetation cover indicates priority peatland habitat; all soils are carbon-rich soil and deep peat Class 3 Vegetation cover does not indicate
Class 4 Area unlikely to be associated with peatland habitat or wet and acidic soils; area unlikely to include carbon-rich soils Class 5 Vegetation cover does not indicate peatland habitat; all soils are carbon-rich soil and deep peat
priority peatland habitat, but is associated with wet and acidic soil types; most soils are carbon-rich soils, with some areas of deep peat
L ÓPEZ , 2017 25 km
Source: Scottish Natural Heritage, 2016, Carbon-rich soils, deep peat and priority peatland habitat mapping. Consultation analysis report.
Figure 18. Distribution of peatlands and carbon in Scotland.
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