Tolerant hardwood dominated mountain slopes and valleys
Old tolerant hardwood forests
Some karst features and associated plant communities
Improved ecological connectivity between Middle, Baddeck and Margaree Rivers
Within the breeding range for provincially endangered Lynx
Hunting, fishing and scenic viewing (from the Cabot Trail)
Primarily mature hardwood with some softwood
Portion of area under Port Hawkesbury Paper license
Steep slopes limit forestry potential on a significant portion of this area
High mineral potential
High petroleum potential
Medium to high wind potential
Legal protection of portion (1,666 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights
Highland Road excluded.
Potential snowmobile trail agreement for route 105 at Twelve O’Clock Mountain.
Includes 800 metre power line corridor