Dry Stone Conservancy

Our Related Organizations

A Stone Upon a Stone, Australia
A story about the significant contribution of dry stone walls in the shaping of Australia’s cultural landscape. In May 1999 and again in October 2000 the Australian Federal Government made possible the opportunity to research and develop a Touring Exhibition designed to capture, promote and affect an awareness of the history and cultural significance of some of Australia's dry stone walls.
http://www.astoneuponastone.com

About Stone, International Directory
This is an international, non-commercial, information and contact resource for people who work with natural stone. Our two main services are the Stone Directory and Stone Conversations (an email discussion group). We have been here since 1997.
http://www.aboutstone.org

Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada is a not for profit association of professional and amateur wallers that promote the art, craft and science of dry stone walling and dry stone features in Canada.  In support of this philosophy, the association provides opportunities for training and education to enhance and develop the skills of the trade.
http://drystonecanada.com/

Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
The Dry Stone Walling Association is a charitable organisation committed to the preservation of dry stone walls throughout Great Britain and to the training of people in the craft of dry stone walling (drystone dyking in Scotland).
http://www.dswa.org.uk

Dry Stone Walling Association of Ireland
The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (DSWAI) was founded in 2009.
We are a non-profit organisation which is run entirely by volunteers. The current committee is mixture of professional stonemasons and those with an interest/background in the area.
http://dswaireland.ning.com/

Dry Stone, Spain
De auténticas joyas pueden calificarse las pequeñas construcciones en las que, con ingenio y habilidad, los habitantes del río Vero supieron procurarse un cobijo en el que protegerse del frío en invierno o de una inoportuna tronada las tardes de verano.
http://www.radiquero.com/casetas

Drystone Architecture - France
An english & french language site dedicated to preserving drystone architecture in France and Europe. Many publications and photographs are listed.
http://www.pierreseche.com

Dry stone landscapes - Spain
The objective of the dossier, which can be read in Catalan, Spanish, English and French, is to give information on the existence of dry stone landscapes and their diversity, and to collect, classify, arrange and make available to the public in a simple way, initiatives, centres, institutions, news and books on the subject of dry stone in Catalonia and on an international scale. In short, the dossier is intended to become a reference point in Internet on the subject of dry stone, for specialised people and for the public in general, and it will grow and be updated regularly.
http://www.catpaisatge.net/pedra_seca

Foundation for Environment Activity - Switzerland
A site in german & french: "Die Stiftung Umwelt-Einsatz SUS plant, vermittelt und betreut in der ganzen Schweiz einwöchige Gruppeneinsätze." & "La Fondation Actions en Faveur de l'Environnement (FAFE) organise, propose et gère des chantiers de volontaires à travers toute la Suisse."
http://www.umwelteinsatz.ch

Kentucky Heritage Council
The mandate of the Kentucky Heritage Council is to identify, preserve, and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. The Council also maintains continually updated inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/khc/

National Park Service
U.S. National Parks.
http://www.nps.gov

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story.
http://www.nationaltrust.org

Preservation Kentucky
Preservation Kentucky is a membership based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Kentucky's historic resources through education and advocacy. Preservation Kentucky provides an important link between the public and private sector and between local communities, state government, and national government and organizations.
http://www.preservationkentucky.org/

Preservation Trades Network
The Preservation Trades Network, Inc. (PTN) was formed in the state of Connecticut on March 22, 2001 as a 501(c)6 non-profit. PTN believes that the preservation trades can make a difference by sharing information about their crafts among peers.
http://www.ptn.org

Stone Foundation Society
The Stone Foundation is a society of stonemasons and others involved with and/or interested in stone, stonework and stone art. Puplisher of STONEXUS Magazine, the highly regarded periodical publication of the Stone Foundation is available only to the member/subscribers, but includes online archive of magazine.
http://www.stonefoundation.org

The Stone Trust
Established in southern Vermont in 2010, The Stone Trust seeks to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling as set out by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.
http://www.thestonetrust.org

The Stone Wall Initiative, USA
The SWI is a regional coalition of stone wall enthusiasts; many are educators, conservationists and outdoor professionals. The SWI is a component of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut.
http://www.stonewall.uconn.edu

   

OUR NEWS

Fall 2017 Workshop and Certification Schedule
This fall the Dry Stone Conservancy will host two introductory workshops as well as one advanced level workshop and certifications for all levels. Introductory Workshop – September 23-24 (Sat-Sun) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about hi... more

Fall 2017 Certification Exams!
The 2017 Fall season will culminate in late October for our twice annual certification exams.  Mason can become basic qualified, or advance their rank. When: October 20 and 22 (Friday: Special Features/Wallheads and Sunday: Timed Test) Where: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, near Harr... more

2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition!
The 2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. There are competitive classes for all skill levels.  There will also be cash and tool prizes. Do you think you can build the best wall? You can find the e... more

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