Scotch Land Management and the Scotch Wildlife Management Area

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News Release

(Fulton, AL) – Citing the rising threat of ever-stricter regulations, Scotch Land Management, LLC announced today it would remove roughly 19,000 acres of land from the Scotch Wildlife Management Area. (more…)

WHY we reached this decision

For almost 60 years, our family-owned business has provided public access to more than 18,000 acres of our property, as a part of the Scotch Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  (more…)

An Interview with Gray Skipper

We sat down with Gray Skipper, of Scotch Land Management, to explore the reasons his family-owned company can no longer share its land through the Wildlife Management Area. (more…)
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Scotch Land Management Announces Withdrawal Of 19,000 Acres From Wildlife Management Area

Company Feared It Could Lose Effective Use of Land for Timber Production. Citing the rising threat of ever-stricter regulations from the Federal government, Scotch Land Management Company, LLC announced today it would remove roughly 19,000 acres of land from the Scotch Wildlife Management Area. The decision ends nearly 60 years in which the land was […]

Why We Reached This Decision

For almost 60 years, our family-owned business has provided public access to more than 19,000 acres of our property, as a part of the Scotch Wildlife Management Area (WMA). We would have been happy to continue to do so for another 60 years, if it were not for action by the Federal government that threatens […]

An Interview with Gray Skipper of Scotch

Q: Tell us a little about the history of Scotch Lumber Company, if you would. The mill was started in 1888 by Marcus B. Behrman & Joseph Zimmerman as the Virgin Pine Lumber Company at a rail crossing known as Wades Station. In 1892 the mill changed hands as was renamed Scotch Lumber Company. Once […]

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