Known by her former colleagues as North Carolina’s “conservation evangelist,” Dale Threatt-Taylor brings more than 25 years of conservation leadership, deep academic expertise in agriculture science and a talent for effective communication to her new role as executive director for The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina.
Since 2008, Dale has served as director of the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District. Her skill in building strong, trusted partnerships between farmers and conservation groups was recognized by appointments to the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, City of Oaks Foundation and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board.
Prior to being named director, Dale worked in the field as a conservation technician for Wake County and a soil conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. She has served on local, regional and national boards. As she says, she’s “equally effective in boots or heels.”
Dale holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a B.S. in Conservation with a concentration on soil science from North Carolina State University. She also completed N.C. State’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program.
After growing up across the border from South Carolina in Union, N.C., Dale is excited to expand her conservation family in the Palmetto State. She is based in Mt. Pleasant, where her home proudly flies what is probably the city’s only Wolfpack flag.