Over 2 km of forested corridor along the Stewiacke River
Habitat for nationally threatened and provincially vulnerable wood turtle
Small but rich river floodplains
Several at risk plant species known to occur along the river
Low forestry value; most commercial timber is along the river
Some recent clearcuts
High mineral potential
Part of the area is licensed for mineral exploration
High 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.
Legal protection subject to addressing petroleum rights.
Hemlock Loop Road excluded