Established in 1996, the Dry Stone Conservancy is the oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the country dedicated exclusively to drystone masonry, and the only one established to assist with the conservation of America’s incredibly rich and diverse drystone heritage. Your contribution to our mission is greatly appreciated and fully tax deductible.
Why should we worry? Historic fences are consumed by development, road-widening, and neglect and are hauled away, buried, or ground into road rock. There is a severe shortage of skilled dry stone masons compounded by scarcity of accurate how-to-information.
The Conservancy has conducted training and restoration projects for National Park Service personnel in 20 states and has provided advice and consultations in 35 other states. We have contributed expertise to projects in architecture, engineering, conservation, preservation, history, geography, job development, and tourism.