The Conservancy of the Lakes - Oakfield, Maine
Here is a chance to own one of Maine's uniquely protected ecosystems. The 393 +/- acres in the southern Oakfield hills consists of high ridges, forest lands, bottom lands and open wetlands. The majority of the timberland is conserved for commercial timber management conservation in perpetuity. The amount of diverse habitat on this property is a rare find anywhere. The forest here is alive with moose, whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, bald eagles and a long list of waterfowl and wading birds.
The property is nestled among the hills and ridges southeast of Oakfield and southwest of Houlton in Aroostook County. It contains important fisheries and wildlife habitat, as well as plant communities. A large wetland complex as well as several intermittent and perennial streams flowing into Skitacook and Mud Lakes provide important riparian functions within the property, and add to the water quality of the Mattawamkeag River watershed. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has mapped the wetland complex with a high value as inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat. *
The land is accessed by over 6,700 +/- feet of road frontage on South Oakfield Road and three interior roads. The interior roads or strategically placed to provide management access to the majority of the ground. Along the shores of Skitacook Lake in the southwestern corner of the land are 18 +/- acres of land reserved for development for building a home, cabin or lodge. The possibilities are endless with this chance to have an off grid location in northern Maine. Build some cabins for yourself or run a eco-friendly business.
For those looking for a self-sufficient lifestyle look no further. The properties areas of quality farm soils in the reserved area for development, the productive forest land soils and the waterfront resource along two lakes and the connecting flowage, can provide all the gardening and game for the largest of families.
Skitacook Lake has over 430 acres of surface area and is a clear water lake with warm water fishes like white perch and chain pickerel. Mud Lake covers approximately 135 acres and is an undeveloped pond with wild brook trout possibilities. The connector flowage between the ponds is where you will find rare aquatic plants, waterfowl like heron, ducks and geese.
The properties conservancy comes with a thoughtfully prepared forest management plan to enhance and protect flora and fauna while allowing sustainable commercial forestry with a return on investment for the lands owner.
Oakfield is located in the southern reaches of Aroostook County, the largest county in Maine. From Oakfield it is about 15 miles to the county seat of Houlton. Houlton is a border town with New Brunswick, Canada. All necessities can be purchased here like large grocery stores, building supplies, hospital, airport and more. Call Phil at 207-290-0372.
*From Forest Society of Maine webpage
From Oakfield, South Oakfield Rd to Skitacook Lake Rd. Property just after Road on South side of Road. Signs posted.
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