Barrier Island Conservation, Education, and Preservation

The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy’s mission is barrier island conservation, education, and preservation. 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 collaboration with various organizations, the Conservancy is uniquely poised to become a national leader in barrier island conservation.

Our Mission  
Fostering Community Based Barrier Island Conservation, Education, and Preservation.

Our Vision 
Bald Head Island and Coastal Communities Live in Harmony with Nature.
Thad and Lee Wester, Founding Members of BHIConservancy

BHIC Annual Reports

The Bald Head Island Conservancy's Annual Report is published at the end of every calendar year.  It contains the year's financials, volunteer overview, and an update from the Executive Director.