I asked this question on the country family forum (where I mostly hang out) but thought I'd get a greater multitude of counsel here. I want all the advice/cautions/questions to ask, etc., you can throw at me. We are looking at a 50 acre tract of land that is partially wetlands protected. (We just found out about the wetlands about 5 minutes ago, when the realtor called.) Normally I'd be inclined to stay away from land I can't totally control, but in this area it is going to be next to impossible to find a sizeable piece of land that does NOT have wetlands on it. This whole valley is one big bog, with drainage ditch after drainage ditch trying to drain enough land to farm. The realtor is going to check to find out just how much of the tract is under protection. I'm almost thinking that if the percentage is small enough, I might be willing to work with it. In just about every other way the land would be great for what we want to do with it. There is another 50 acre tract, that would be our second choice, but it might have wetlands, too. Edited to add: we live in eastern Ontario, about an hour south east of Ottawa.