A town of Petawawa 214.4-ha provincial significant Life Science ANSI.
An intolerant coniferous upland forest of Jack Pine with White Pine dominates deep sand deposits on a terrace of marine sand at the west side of the site. Springs below this in a wet, cool, upland tolerant coniferous Eastern Hemlock woods and mixed intolerant upland forest (Balsam Fir, Trembling Aspen, White Pine, White Birch, White Spruce, Red Maple) support a variety of rare flora. Wet meadows, deciduous swamp thickets and emergent shores along the Ottawa River also contain aquatic associations not represented elsewhere in Site District 5-10. Tolerant lowland deciduous Sugar Maple - Red Maple - Black Ash forests are common along the rivershore though uncommon in the site district. [Brunton 1991]
This is the only reserve of significant size on Marine Deposits landform in the site district. [Brunton 1991] Wet meadows, deciduous swamp thickets and emergent shores along the Ottawa River also contain aquatic associations not represented elsewhere in Site District 5-While the total area is an Nature Reserve Park (?), a portion of the property is too disturbed to provide high quality life science representation. [Brunton 1991]