Conservation Initiatives

Conservation partners

Our Conservation Partners

We hope you will purchase one of Dale’s sculptures with 100% of the net proceeds supporting wildlife programs. Or consider joining any or all of these organizations as a member or make a donation to their wildlife conservation programs.

North Carolina Zoo

Conservation Partners

A critically endangered red wolf at the NC Zoo

One of our conservation partners, the NC Zoo has one of the most extensive conservation programs we have experienced. Focusing on a number of key animals, their conservation niche is preventing the extinction of wildlife-right up our alley.

We are currently working with them on their hellbender, elephant, and frog conservation programs. And we are beginning to learn more about the red wolf breeding initiative especially since the only remaining wild red wolves in the world reside in Eastern North Carolina. Learn more about our partnership.



Western North Carolina Nature Center

The first live hellbender we met was at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. It was love at first sight! We also met red wolves, cougars, owls and lots of other animals and plants unique to the Appalachian area.

Located in Asheville, the center has a number of conservation programs involving the red wolf, North American river otter and the Eastern cougar which is extinct in the wild. We are proud to be a sponsor in 2018.

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The WNC Nature Center in Asheville, NC

 Conserving Carolina (previously Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy)

Our relationship with Conserving Carolina developed early on with the funding and establishment of 3 butterfly gardens in our hometown to help pollinators, specifically monarch butterflies. Over the years, Conserving Carolina has protected 43,000 acres of land in NC and SC which helps all of our wildlife have a safer place to live.

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A butterfly garden we funded at Conserving Carolina.


The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI)

Roger Tory Peterson is best known for his birding books used by many of us as we grew up to identify birds. We have teamed up with RTPI to raise money for their migratory bird conservation program and hellbender research initiative by selling a limited edition bronze by Dale of a snowy owl., “Elevated Perspective“, with 100% of the proceeds donated to RTPI. To purchase one, please contact us at

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“Elevated Perspective”, a snowy owl sculpted in stone and now cast in bronze by Dale Weiler.