Research and Partnerships

The Conservancy is a small organization located on a “remote” barrier Island. Our external collaborations with elite organizations and institutions make it possible for the Conservancy to deliver on its mission of "Fostering Community Based Barrier Island Conservation, Education, and Preservation.
We currently have a variety of different collaborations with North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Schools and other institutions.  One result of our partnership with NC State is our Weather Station, located on the BHI Conservancy Campus, and operated by the State Climate Office of North Carolina.  It provides real-time weather on BHI and can be viewed here. 
We are always seeking new partners to improve our barrier island conservation and educational efforts.  If you would like to explore the various opportunities for research and partnerships with the Conservancy, please contact Dr. Beth Darrow at

Indirect Cost Policy

The Bald Head Island Conservancy funds projects with specific outcomes. The budget for each grant should reflect only "direct costs," reflecting expenses that are required for, and can be tracked directly to, the grant project. Indirect costs are not allowable under Bald Head Island Conservancy's indirect cost policy.