Here's a few photos of the land I purchased this past year to build a home on. I hunt and trap in the region (near New Liskeard) already, and it's had a strong feeling of home ever since I began. To give you an idea of climate, it's plant hardiness zone 2.
The actual forested portion is 53 acres, the pasture 27, adjacent is another 80 acres of a similar mix and 320 acres of public land. It could use a controlled burn - the majority of coniferous trees on the property are standing dead wood and I'd love to see some new jack pines. The existing dense brush is packed with snowshoe hare.
Within the area I have seen kestrels, ravens, Northern harriers, fox (LOADS), various upland game birds, moose, beaver, muskrat, fisher, porcupine, as well as bear, wolf, and coyote sign.
Prices for undeveloped, unserviced land like this North of the French and Mattawa rivers starts at about $300-400 Can. per acre at about 1/4 mile squared in size.
Generally these lots are parcels off larger lots that have been logged (usually 10-20 years ago). They require a ton of maintenance because of that as the forest that grows back takes a while to become optimal if left to its own devices.
Usually one of two things happens. If near water, beavers will flood the area as the birch, aspen and willow that will grow back first are prime beaver food. Many hopeful cottagers have bought a parcel of land and couldn't develop it before the beavers turned their land into a marsh. The other possibility is that the logged land will fill in densely with brush and saplings limiting wildlife potential--this is a problem for my land, sadly.
The saying about the Timiskaming district is "Snow for 7 months, 2 months of rain, and the rest is mosquitoes and black flies." If you can stand that it's a region exploding with game.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2011 23:39:06 GMT -5 by cratylus