This nature preserve is 7.5 hectares (18.6 acres) of mixed forest along the banks of the Keswick River, providing important habitat for wildlife.
The Kent Warren Coleman Nature Preserve is within traditional Wolastoqiyik territory. This preserve was donated by Shirlyn Coleman in 2019 for permanent protection through the Ecological Gifts program .
About one quarter of the preserve is a red pine plantation that leads into a steep upland bank consisting of a mixed forest. This rich mixed forest is made up of some large black ash (Fraxinus nigra), as well as elm (Ulmus americana), red and sugar maple (Acer rubrum & A. saccharum). The understory is lush with interrupted, ostrich, sensitive, beech and bracken ferns.
Other species included hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus), white turtle head (Chelone glabra), calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum) and trillium (Trillium sp.).
Access and Activities
Access for the preserve is along NB 102 on Trip Settlement Rd, to Sisson Settlement Rd, which you access from the road. Currently, parking is only on the shoulder of the road.
*The property is undeveloped and there are a variety of hazards and risks associated with accessing this preserve. While this nature preserve is open for public access, visitors must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety and are to use the land at their own risk.