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Caroline Dormon: the South’s exceptional forest conservationist and naturalistAuthor(s): James P. Barnett; Sarah M. Troncale
Source: General Technical Report SRS-231. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionCaroline C. “Carrie” Dormon was a renowned forest conservationist and one of the most influential American naturalists of the early 20th century. In an era when women had no role in forestry, she led the effort to establish the Kisatchie National Forest, developed forestry education materials for schools, and promoted support for forestry among civic and community leaders. In addition to her passion for forestry, Carrie advocated education and support for indigenous peoples, wrote important books and articles on native plants, promoted highway and landscape beautification using native plants, cultivated and hybridized native irises, and led the establishment of a State arboretum.
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CitationBarnett, James P.; Troncale, Sarah M. 2018. Caroline Dormon: the South’s exceptional forest conservationist and naturalist. General Technical Report SRS-231. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 44 p.
KeywordsAmerican Indians, Briarwood, forest conservation, forestry education, iris hybridization, Kisatchie National Forest, longleaf pine, Louisiana State Arboretum, native plants.
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