Forest and wetland with shoreline on McGowan Lake
Habitat for nationally and provincially endangered Blanding's turtle
Habitat for nationally and provincailly threatened eastern ribbon snake
Over 6 km of shoreline on Dean and McGowan Lakes
Forest is a mix of mature and immature mixedwood and softwood
Hiking, canoeing, swimming
Hunting, fishing and trapping
Forested portion a mix of young and mature softwood and mixedwood
Much of forested portion, particularly in central parcels, is young forest regenerating from clearcutting in 1980s
includes some treated young stands and several km of roads of varying standard
Medium mineral potential
Low petroleum potential
Low wind potential
Legal protection of portion (736 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights
Powerline, rifle range, and some roads excluded.
Includes former Kempt Provincial Park Reserve.
Electrical infrastructure requirements to be addressed in consultation with NSPI.