The privately-owned property containing the water supply is located between the Caledonia Gorge Provincial Protected Natural Area and the Village of Riverside-Albert. The property features large old sugar maple, red maple, yellow birch, and red spruce trees, which are characteristic of the original Acadian forest of the Maritime provinces. Due to centuries of harvesting, only 1-5% of mature Acadian forest remains intact.
“We are asking New Brunswickers to help the Nature Conservancy of Canada protect this beautiful old forest, which is one of few remaining examples of old Acadian forest in the Maritimes, and needs urgent protection,” says Denise Roy, Conservation Representative, Nature Conservancy of Canada. “Donors to this project are contributing to a win-win solution: they are helping to protect rare habitat, and at the same time, protecting a critical water supply for the people of Riverside-Albert.”
In order for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a not-for-profit land trust, to complete this forest conservation project, it will need to raise $250,000 before the end of 2017. A cheque for $6000 was presented to NCC by the Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee on October 13 at the “Chase the Ace” event in Riverside-Albert.
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