The Dutch Slough Timber Co., Inc. property is a 1,065-acre hunting and fishing club with 15 owner memberships located on the east side of the L’Anguille River in Lee County, Arkansas.
Most of the property consists of bottomland hardwood forests and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements recently planted to bottomland hardwood trees or managed for waterfowl habitat. Some areas are managed as reservoirs with associated ditches, levees, and field roads.
The Dutch Slough property was purchased in separate tracts from several landowners in the late-1980s and 1990s. The timbered tract (480 acres) was purchased from Griffith Lumber Company.
About 536 acres of the property are in bottomland hardwood forests. With WRP tree plantings and the existing bottomland hardwoods, the property contains approximately 673 acres of bottomland hardwood forests.
As with other properties in this area, waterfowl hunting is the sport of choice and the primary goal of management. Deer, turkey, and squirrel are also important and secondary management goals. Under the proposed plan, a significant portion of the property will be transformed into permanently forested wetlands and moist-soil areas.
A 16-acre pond on the property is used for a reservoir and recreational fishing.