We Discover, Learn, Conserve, and Preserve

The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. We discover, learn, conserve, and preserve is the mission of the Conservancy. The Conservancy 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  
We Discover, Learn, Conserve, and Preserve

Our Vision 
Bald Head Island Conservancy champions the sustainability of barrier islands through environmental research and stewardship

Our mission is supported by all of our generous donors.  This support is provided through donations, sponsorships, membership programs, gift shop operations, and much more.

Under the Internal Revenue Code, as a section 501(c)(3) organization, The Conservancy is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elected public office.
Thad and Lee Wester, Founding Members of BHIConservancy

BHI Conservancy 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.