Relatively undisturbed forest patch with well-developed karst features
Mixed forest of spruce/fir and older tolerant hardwood
Remnant White Pine and Eastern Hemlock
Karst features include sinkholes, ponds and gypsum exposures
Provides some representation of Central Cape Breton Hills natural landscape
Within American Marten Habitat Management Area
Hunting and trapping
Large portion of area comprised of mature softwood and mixedwood
Some small clearcuts off Glen Tosh Road in early 1990s, older and larger cutovers closer to TransCanada Highway
Borders on 1.8 kms of access road
Medium mineral potential
Medium petroleum potential
Medium-low wind potential
Rear Big Hill Rd./ OHV route 715 and NSPI letter of authority area excluded. Powerlines excluded. Glen Brook and fishing hole excluded.
Electrical infrastructure requirements to be addressed in consultation with NSPI.