Relatively large, mature/older forest area in a highly fragmented region. Includes some lake and river frontage
Consists of the best remaining mature/old forest habitat patches in the region, with a diverse mix of red spruce, hemlock, white pine white ash, sugar maple, and yellow birch.
More than 4 km of frontage on Herbert River. Provides habitat for the nationally threatened and provincially vulnerable wood turtle
Helps represent the Central Quartzite Hills and Plains (Shubenacadie Lake) Natural Landscape
Diverse habitats offer a varierty of wilderness recreation and nature viewing opportunities in one of the last wildlands in Hants County.
Potential to be managed as a regional outdoor recreation destination
Excellent canoeing on Herbert River and Long Lake
Some hunting and fishing
Mix of mature softwood, hardwood, and mixedwood
Mostly low - medium mineral potential; some high potential. Part of the area is licensed for mineral exploration.
Medium petroleum potential
Low wind potential
Portion (223 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights.
The road to Lawrence Cove at Long Lake is excluded.
All Long Lake islands with campsite leases are excluded.
The developed portion of Nova Scotia Rifle Association's Bull Meadow Range Complex is excluded. Much of the safety zone is within the proposed wilderness area.