Archipelago of over 400 coastal islands and headlands stretching from Clam Harbour to Liscomb Point
Seabird nesting colonies
Staging and feeding areas for waterfowl
Wide varierty of coastal habitats including saltmarshes, beaches, estuarine flats, and coastal barrens
Opportunities for short or multi-day sea kayaking excursions
Sailing and other boating-related activities among the islands
Camping and coastal hiking
Low importance for forestry
Medium mineral potential
Low petroleum potential
Medium-high wind potential
Legal protection of several islands (95 ha) pending confirmation of Crown ownership.
The proposed wilderness area includes the islands of the existing Eastern Shore Wildlife Management Area, as well as additional Crown islands.
The islands of the wildlife management area are regulated under the Wildlife Act, primarily to protect nesting seabirds. For this reason, access to these islands has been seasonally restricted.
The whole proposed area would be managed under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act, which generally allows low-impact recreational use. Current access restrictions under the Wildlife Act would only apply to those islands that are also part of the wildlife management area.
Camp structure issue