Large forest patch with some representative of ecosystems in the Shubenacadie River Rolling Hills and Interior Ridges Natural Landscapes
Over 9 km of shoreline on St Andrews River
At least 4 at risk species of riparian plants including black ash
Provides representivity in a poorly represented landscapes
Disturbed area, but with good potential to recover to a natural condition over time
Fishing, hunting and trapping
Young softwood and mixedwood, with some mature softwood and mixedwood
Much of area clearcut between 1980s and 2009
Range from low to high mineral potential
Part of the area is licensed for mineral exploration
High and medium petroleum potential
The area overlaps with a regional agreement for petroleum exploration
Low wind potential
Legal protection of this area will be delayed until 2020.
Portion is subject to lands being acquired by the Province (1,372 ha).
Legal protection subject to addressing petroleum rights.
Road exclusions and potential OHV trail agreements subject to future planning and consultation.
Disjunct downstream portion (720 ha) renamed West St. Andrews.