Executive Director Receives International Recognition

Dale Threatt-Taylor on a protected property in Awendaw SC copyright Paul Nurnberg

Dale Threatt-Taylor, Executive Director for The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina is the 2023 recipient of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for her extraordinary accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.

In the announcement of award winners, Soil and Water Conservation Society CEO, Clare Lindahl describes Threatt-Taylor. “Dale has led with an infectiously positive and brilliant demeanor the excites a room and elevates any project she touches.”

In her role as The Nature Conservancy’s South Carolina executive director, she appreciates the opportunity to build new relationships between natural resource conservationists and environmentalists across the nation. Threatt-Taylor believes locally led conservation begins with an individual and that our collective efforts are key to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. Over the years, she has served in several organizations, and, most importantly to SWCS, she made history after being elected Chair of our national Board of Directors and served in this role from 2020 to 2022. Threatt-Taylor has received numerous awards, including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for her dedicated work in conservation.

All winners were recognized at the SWCS 2023 International Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on August 8, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Threatt-Taylor resides in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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