Support the Conservancy

Thank you for considering a gift to the BHI Conservancy!  There are a lot of ways to support our mission of fostering community-based barrier island conservation, education, and preservation.  

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Who We Are

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  
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.

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