12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Twelve Mile Stream Wilderness Area




1976 ha


Wilderness Area



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Over 18 kilometers of old and mature forest along Twelve Mile Stream

Ecological Values

Pockets of old red spruce and tolerant hardwood forest

Productive forest drumlins

Excellent fish habitat from series of riffs and pools

Contains among the last intact old red spruce and tolerant hardwood forests in Liscomb region

Includes old forest floodplain dominated by mature red spruce, hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch

Important wildlife corridor for Liscomb region

Large wetland in southern patch

Outdoor Recreation Values

Covers several km of Twelve Mile Stream, a traditional canoe route and fishing stream

Forestry Values

Softwood dominated site with some mixedwood and hardwood stand ages ranging from very young to old

Contains plantations from early 1990s

Some cutovers from 1970s and 1980s in portions, more recent clearcutting along periphery

Portion currently unavailable for forestry due to DNR old forest policy

Other Resource Values

Medium to high mineral potential

Part of the area is licensed for mineral exploration

Low petroleum potential

Low wind potential


Exclusions and Vehicle Access

Major forest access roads excluded

Additional Comments

Includes former proposed Mulgrave Lake Nature Reserve with alterations