The Father of Southern Forestry: Cenla Museum Honors Henry Hardtner

By Max Lindsey, KALB-TV 5, Alexandria

RAPIDES PARISH - If you know anything about forestry, chances are you've heard of Henry Hardtner, the man considered the premier pioneer of reforestation. “He’s the father of southern forestry," said Jim Barnett, historian and volunteer at Southern Forestry Heritage Museum (SFHM). "People started coming from all over the world to try to understand what he was doing."