Briarwood is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. 


The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve carries on the work started by Miss Dormon by preserving wildflowers native to the south and educating the public on how natural forest ecosystems work.  A mecca for high school and college students studying horticulture, Briarwood provides a complete ecosystem for them to study.  


Today, people from all over the world come to Briarwood to walk down forest trails, to savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, to admire the ancient longleaf pine, "Grandpappy" and enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary in Louisiana.

Spring has sprung, the flowers are in bloom and nature is in full recovery!!  Please plan a trip to Briarwood to see this amazing place!!

For more information contact Richard Johnson.
Email: briarwoodnp@gmail.com

​Office Number: 318-576-3379

Briarwood Nature Preserve National Historic Place