Located in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Brushy Bayou was originally owned by General Motors Corporation as part of the Fisher Lumber Company Properties. General Motors used the timber from this and other properties to manufacture car bodies.
In the 1990s, the 2,919-acre property was purchased by its current owner, Hal Scott. The lands are mixed bottomland hardwoods subjected to sustainable timber removal within the last 5 years.
These bottomland hardwood forests are vital to the river and downstream bay and estuary system. They provide water control and purification, recharge groundwater, enrich the soil, control erosion, and support downstream fishing industries.
Bottomland hardwood forests are vital habitat for 90% of all bird species in Eastern North America. They also provide habitat for countless other wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and black bear. Additionally, many organisms spawn and find food in the moist-soil areas created by seasonal flooding of this bottomland hardwood forest.
This land has historically been a haven for wildlife and a retreat for sportsmen. Hunting clubs have leased the hunting rights on the property for over 30 years, and their ongoing activities reflect traditional values, wildlife abundance, and recreational opportunities.
Today, the property is being managed with a strong focus on protecting wildlife habitat.