First lady of Louisiana forestry

Early in the 20th century, the practice of forestry in America was in its infancy. Its proponents were strong-willed men with a determined focus. Women were not and would not become involved in this male-dominated profession for decades. It was this environment in which Caroline Dormon became involved and aggressively pursued her interests. She was a quiet and unassuming woman who never married and was not intimidated by the challenges of advancing her conservation views. She is recognized today as a pioneer conservationist, forester, botanist, illustrator and as a native plant enthusiast. She was so effective in pursuing her agenda she has become recognized as one of eight people who have s

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