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Protected Areas


Ruiss Noir Wilderness Area

Humes RiverThis area occupies the upper slopes of the transition zone between the Cheticamp coastal plain and the Cape Breton Boreal Plateau. It is characterized by yellow birch - balsam fir transition forests, as well as several kilometres of hardwood ravines in the Margaree River watershed. Habitat is suitable for endangered American marten and lynx. Protection of this area will significantly improve representation of Squirrel Mountain Foothills Natural Landscape in the protected areas network.

This area offers opportunities for wilderness travel, hunting and trapping.

Boundaries have been adjusted to avoid adjacent, connecting forest access roads.