12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Tracadie River Wilderness Area




2543 ha


Wilderness Area



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Mature to old growth tolerant hardwood forest with mixed forest, lakes, streams and wetlands adjacent to Tracadie River and North Intervale Brook

Ecological Valeus

Extensive areas of mature to old growth tolerant hardwood forest of Yellow Birch and Sugar Maple

Undisturbed and mature mixed forest types on highly productive sites

2.4 kms of frontage on the Tracadie River, an Atlantic Salmon river

Four freshwater lakes, and a rich variety of stream, still-water, and wetland habitats,

Potential core habitat for the provincially endangered mainland moose

Improves representation of Mulgrave Hills Natural Landscape in protected areas network

Outdoor Recreation Values

Hunting and fishing

Forestry Values

Portion of area under Port Hawkesbury Paper license

Predominantly mature hardwood forest with lesser amounts of mixedwood and softwood forest types

Portion of area currently unavailable for forestry due to DNR old forest policy

Includes over 6 km of forest access road

Other Resource Values

Low mineral potential

Medium petroleum potential

Medium wind potential


Portion (1,629 ha) subject to wood supply analysis. 

Exclusions and Vehicle Access

North Intervale Rd excluded

Potential OHV trail agreements