Annapolis, Digby, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth
Over a dozen remote tracts of forest and lakes along the periphery of Tobeatic Wilderness Area
Larger core area benefits wide ranging wildlife species
Provincially significant refuge for endangered mainland moose
Includes habitat for species-at-risk, including threatened Eastern ribbonsnake and recently discovered population of Blandings turtle on Whitesand Stream
Improves representation in protected areas network for Sable River Basin and Roseway River Glacial Plain natural landscapes
Protects aquatic habitats associated with over 20 lakes and several km of river
Enhances protection for waterways flowing into Kejimkujik National Park by extending wilderness area boundary to the top of West River watershed and Thomas Meadow Brook
Scattered stands of old red spruce, hemlock, and white pine forest
Includes traditional canoeing gateway into the Tobeatic from Lake Joli through Ninth, Eighth, Seventh, and Sixth lakes.
Preserves remote character of historic "Tent Dwellers" canoe route through Tobeatic Lake and Little Tobeatic Lake
Several other canoe routes enhanced, including Sporting Lake Stream, Whitesand Stream, Sisketch Lake, Roseway River, and Jordan River
Includes some lands with forest access roads and previous harvesting
Low to high mineral potential
Low petroleum potential
Low wind potential
Portion (365 ha) is of interest for potential securement.
Portion (858 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights.
Silvery Lake and Crain Lake roads and main forest access road north of Ninth Lake excluded