Founded in 1983 by community residents who understand the need to protect rare and vulnerable habitats, the BHI Conservancy has become a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education. Read our story.



2013 Sea Turtle Index: 120 Sea Turtle Nests - 152 false crawl

Membership Campaign for 2014 has begun! This years theme is go paperless. If you sign up on -line here, you save us from mailing you the annual membership sign up materials. This amounts tosaving a minimum of 2 sheets of paper, 2 envelopes and postage for every prospective member. So sign up now and help us save paper, save the planet and save sea turtles!


Island Nature Tour Experience by the Traveling Ink Tour Group


Spring is here and so the worms and flies will be here soon also! CLICK HERE to learn more about these annual visitors.

April 2014 Education Programs


• BHI Conservancy launches North Carolina's first non-lethal deer management project using immuno-contraception. Click here to go to Deer page!

Click here for more information on project protocol and here for a recent article on the project.


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2014 summer education programs. Our program menu has expanded to include programs like new dissections, speciality workshops, an overnight camp option, and favorites like Touch Tank Time, Turtle Walk, Turtle Trot Fun Run, and Bald Head After Dark!  Click Here to register. Click to learn about our hands-on summer camp curriculum, new early drop-off option, and camp kayak day schedule. Click Here to renew your membership for 2014. Please feel free to call our Information Center at (910) 338-0911 if you would like to register over the phone.  

Brand New: Click HERE to get to our E-commerce page to see the updated format and new inventory!

• The 2014 BHI Communication Directories AND 2014 BHI Calendars are in stock and on sale at Turtle Central!!! Come get yours!

• NCBIWA Conference attendees: Click here for a report on the economic value of sea turtles on BHI

• BISC Copper Turtle Naming Opportunity, click here and here.

See what's going on at the BHI Conservancy
Children's Camps
Programs & Camps!
Information about how you and your family can get involved!

Click Here if you have seen deer on Bald head Island!

BHI Conservancy is an independent, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization. We are able to continue our work through the generosity and commitment of our many members, volunteers and supporters. Your support is necessary to fulfilling our mission of barrier island conservation, education and preservation.
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