The area is of special scientific interest for its grassland and woodland habitats. Blackslee is composed of a complex range of vegetation communities, including significant areas of wet grassland and ash dominated woodland.
The majority of Blackslee is dominated by wet grassland of the purple moor-grass and rush pastures type.
Fen meadow is is a particular type of purple moor-grass and rush pasture. It occurs on Blackslee where there is a steady hydrological influence in the soil and is typified by the occurrence of species adapted to both water movement and wetter conditions.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas