Caroline Dorman Nature Preserve, Saline, La.
Located in Saline, La., Briarwood is significant as the home of noted conservationist, horticulturalist and author Caroline Dorman (1888-1971). Dorman shaped the landscape as her natural garden. Today the site is known as the Caroline Dorman Nature Preserve. Briarwood is the first site listed on the Historic American Survey (HALS) in Louisiana.
The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training protects America’s historic legacy by equipping professionals in the field of preservation with progressive technology-based research and training. Since its founding in 1994, NCPTT has awarded over $7 million in grants for research that fulfills its mission of advancing the use of science and technology in the field of historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.