Attracting wildlife, developing trails part of property management in rural Thunder Bay – CBC

If you have a few hectares of rural property, but really don’t know what to do with it, Jeremy Innanen has a solution.

Innanen, who owns Innanen Outdoors, said he saw a need to give landowners some help with trail development, creating habitat, or growing food for horses and livestock.

“A lot of people own semi-rural properties and own chunks of land that really do fully enjoy having that property. So, giving them all the tools and the knowledge to help them, provide them with their property dreams,” he said.

Innanen said the idea of tailoring a property to attract specific animals, like white tailed deer, is more popular in southern Ontario or the midwest U.S.

“Your property gets utilized at different times of the year regarding travel of animals and the reason why they use those areas,” he said, noting that after a site visit, he could have a decent idea of where and why particular species would use a particular piece of land.

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Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club hopes public support will grow to match rising trail usage – CBC Thunder Bay

A non-profit organization that looks after a well-used trail system in Thunder Bay, Ont. says it is facing an unusual challenge this season.

The Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club says it’s noticed a big increase in trail usage this year, as more people embrace the outdoors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/blacksheep-mountain-bike-trails-covid-1.5600585