The Long Lake Grove is a remnant of primary forest with 30 to 40 old-growth Douglas firs in a contiguous grove lying north of Long Lake. When visited in late June 2020, several One-flowered Wintergreen (Moneses uniflora) plants were found in flower (see photo below). This plant is only found on Quadra Island in areas of old-growth Douglas fir.
The largest old-growth firs in the grove are generally around 11.8 feet in circumference at breast height.
One-flowered Wintergreen (Moneses uniflora)
Gnome Plant (Hermitomes congestum)
There are a number of other areas in the Beech's Creek-Long Lake area that have remnant patches of old-forest and some groups of large firs and cedars. TimberWest has begun logging in this area and logging is occurring in between old Douglas fir vets, destroying their value for biodiversity conservation.
The image below shows where old trees and old forest has been either confirmed on the ground or identified by drone flights.