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.

2014 Sea Turtle Nest Count:

Bald Head Island Nests: 32      Hatched: 17

East Beach/Fort Fisher Nests: 3       Hatched: 1


Nest #15

When: Sunday, August 31st at 7:00pm

Where: South Beach; Beach Access 35- turn to the left

Nest #17

When: Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm

Where: South Beach; Beach Access 30- turn to the left

These events are free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted on the beach. Hope to see you all there!




Our Next 5K Turtle Trot Family Fun Run will start at 9:30am on Sunday, August 31st. (Registration begins at 8:30am)
          Click here to join us for the next trot.  We cannot wait to see you there!

Nesting Shorebirds on BHI Beaches- if you find eggs on the beach, please leave them in place. 
          Click here for more information.

Alligators have been sighted out of their ponds.
          Click here to find out more about alligator safety.

Register Now for 2014 Summer Education Programs!
          Our program menu has expanded to include dissections, specialty workshops, movie screenings, and overnight camp or come back for perrenial favorites like Touch Tank Time, Turtle Walks, and Bald Head After Dark.

Learn more about our hands-on summer camp curriculum, early camp drop off, and camp kayaking schedules.
          Call us at (910) 338-0911 with questions!

Its that time again!
          We are now gathering information for our 2015 Bald Head Island Communications Directory. Click here for more information.

Click here for more BHIC News!


Deer Management Project
Public Meeting
August 29th, 2014
Barrier Island Study Center
(700 Federal Road)
Come learn about the second field season of our non-lethal deer management project.

Summer Festival
August 31st, 2014
1pm - 5pm
BHI Conservancy Campus
(700 Federal Road)
Bring your entire family and help the BHI Conservancy celebrate Labor Day Weekend! There will be family-friendly games, animal encounters and more!
See today's programs and what's happening this month!
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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