Extension location and municipalities:
In the municipality of Luena, with 3.198,15 ha.
LIC Sierra del Escudo is located below 1,400m altitude, in a cold and fresh emplacement with continued humidity, poor ground and undulating morphology.
In this conditions and due to extensive shepperding, it develops pastures interspersed with heathers and splattered with evolving peat due to the waterlogged areas, with vegetation adapted to these conditions. It is one of the most sensible and hard to recover habitats in Cantabria.