There are three types of structural materials which occur on McNabs Island. First, the bedrock which is Halifax Formation Slate is about 70 percent covering, and the rest is covered by Goldenville Formation Quartzite and Greywacke. Moreover, McNabs is mostly comprised of glacial deposits such as drumlins, and there are a few alluvial, marine littoral, lacustrine and coastal sediment. For the soil type of the land, it mostly covered with Wolfville soil, and this type of soil always has a good drainage with a light to moderate erosion.
For the hydrology of the island, there are several wetlands, ponds and streams distributed. The major watershed divisions in McNabs are mos...
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...re approximately 80 percent no dominant species, and around 10 percent are spruces, 4 percent of Red Maples and Intolerant Hardwoods, and about 2 percent of Balsam Fir.
Overall, there are some land uses on McNabs Island. Some cultural features occur. An example of cultural features of McNabs Island is the Maugers Beach Lighthouse at the west middle edge. This lighthouse stands on the lower land that can observe the vicinity and can help ships to see at night. Moreover, there are some forts which are set in the past to overlook the harbor entrance. Because McNabs Island now is opening to public, there are some roads and trails set to benefit people to visit the land. Furthermore, there are several buildings on the island, but almost all have been removed due to their poor condition and the cost of maintaining them (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, 2005).
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