Barrier Island Conservation • Preservation • Education
The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Bald Head, Middle and Bluff Islands, all of which are bounded by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Conservancy sponsors and facilitates scientific research that benefits coastal communities and provides numerous recreational and educational activities to the public. In coordination with various organizations, partnerships and collaborations, the Conservancy has led the nation in conservation and research efforts and is uniquely poised to become a leader in Barrier Island Conservation world-wide.
As a subsidiary corporation and partner of the Conservancy, The Smith Island Land Trust complements these efforts by preserving significant properties in perpetuity, ensuring that land within the island complex will be forever protected in its natural state. For more information see Preservation.
As a 501 (C-3) nonprofit membership organization, we are able to continue this work through the generosity and commitment of our many members, island visitors and other supporters. Please know that your support of our work is greatly appreciated!
The BHI Conservancy fosters barrier island conservation, preservation and education and serves as a center
for innovative solutions to protect coastal areas.
Fostering community based barrier island conservation,
preservation & education to live in harmony with nature
Watch UNC-TV's Our State segments about Bald Head Island and the Conservancy here.
Click here for the Winter Conservator pdf
Click here for the: Fall Conservator pdf
Click here for the: Summer Conservator pdf
Click here for the: 2011 Annual Report