Large undisturbed wilderness with steep river canyons and a diversity of ecosystems from taiga to temperate forest
Large wilderness area that has seen little recent human disturbance
Steep river canyons of old deciduous forest
Includes taiga ecosystems as well as boreal plateau
Becomes part of a large natural area that includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Improves representation of three Natural Landscapes
Potential habitat for national species of special concern and provincially vulnerable Bicknell’s thrush
Backcountry backpacking and hiking
Wildlife viewing opportunities
Area under Port Hawkesbury Paper license
Some areas of boreal plateau could be future timber supply
High wind potential
Legal protection of portion (666 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights.
Portion (183 ha) pending review of siting options for potential wind energy project.
Potential snowmobile trail agreement for Gisborne trail to Ski Cape Smokey.