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Comment Zone 2

Zone 2 Description

Area: ~402 sq km

Comment Zone 2 is primarily comprised of wetlands and upland forest on Crown land, with borders that are mainly coastal. Part of Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park is located in the southwest corner of this zone. Zone 2 is classified as integrated wood supply area but is otherwise largely undeveloped. Wetlands in the area are predominantly fen, with a small distribution of bog, swamp, and marsh areas, as well as coastal wetlands.

Fisher River Cree Nation has a fishing station at McBeth Point. There is also a lake in the zone called McBeth Lake.

East of McBeth Point is the Pelican Islands Ecological Reserve, home of the Gull and Sandhill Island Important Bird Area (IBA). These sandy, low-lying islands have patches of trees, shrubs, and broad expanses of grasses and other plants.

Gull Island is home to one of the largest American White Pelican colonies on Lake Winnipeg, estimated in 1998 to represent about 1.75% of the world’s population.

Sandhill Island, located further south, is home to what is the largest known colony of Common Terms west of New Brunswick. It also provides habitat for nesting Double-crested Cormorant, Caspian Tern, and Ring-billed Gull.

More Information

Learn about the Gull and Sandhill IBA at this link.

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