Nature Conservancy of Canada partners with N.B. community to protect 132 hectares of Acadian forest

A large of old Acadian forest is getting special protections in southeastern New Brunswick.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has partnered with the Village of Riverside-Albert to buy and conserve 132 hectares of forest.

The group says the acquisition will also protect the water reservoirs and water supply for the 300 residents of Riverside-Albert.

The property features red spruce, sugar maple, red maple and yellow birch, with the majority being more than 80 years old.