On October 13, 2016, the BHI Conservancy received a call from the dock master alerting us that a fisherman off of beach access 5 accidentally caught a sea turtle. Our staff arrived at the scene to discover that it was a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, not very common on BHI, and we estimated it was 5-7 years old. It still had a large stainless steel hook in its throat so with the help of the many fishermen in the area,...


Our staff has prepared the BHI Conservancy campus for Hurricane Matthew. Though Matthew's path has changed daily, we hope to be overly prepared and underwhelmed. See below for some important Conservancy details: PROGRAMMING & GIFT SHOP SCHEDULE There will be no programs Thursday 10/06/16 - Sunday 10/09/16 Turtle Central Gift Shop will be closed Friday 10/07/16 - Sunday 10/09/16 Our online store is...


BHI CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BALD HEAD ISLAND – The Bald Head Island Conservancy is pleased to announce Dr. G. Christopher Shank as its new Executive Director. Shank brings more than two decades of coastal science experience to the Conservancy, most recently as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Marine Science and Marine Science Institute. Shank...