This is a very large map with plenty to feast your eyes on, this map has a variety of landscapes from open plains to rocky mountains in some areas. There is a lot of wildlife as from the level title 'Riverside Wilderness' There is rock and iron ore which can be mined also in this map.
Very nice map - I enjoyed playing it! I liked the different terrains and the overall layout of the map, and the water towers were really neat. I was glad that you provided access to land on the other side of the river too! I think the difficulty level could be re-rated as easy, as there aren't really any difficulties to overcome (i.e. bears or wolves). (In fact, if you were to change it to easy, I'd raise the balance to a 3... and if you tossed in some wolves or bears, I'd raise it to a 4 - just email me if you decide to!) The different terrain elements (and the iron and stone deposits) could be blended better to make them more natural-looking, but having said that, I think you did a nice job with the different sizes of boulders. And did I mention I liked the water towers? :)
No story, per se, but good instructions on what to expect from the map. I checked out the link to the picture (which was also included in the download), and was pleasantly surprised to see more instructions.
Overall, a pleasant map with a lot of potential for replaying. Nice job!