Bald Head Island Conservancy
The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 whose mission is to protect, preserve and promote the natural environment of the Smith Island complex. This unique area includes Bald Head, Middle and Bluff Islands, all of which are bounded by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern North Carolina.

In its role as the islands' environmental advocate, the Bald Head Island Conservancy sponsors and facilitates scientific research of benefit to this barrier island environment, and it provides diverse activities to enrich and enlighten the islands' many visitors and residents.

As a subsidiary corporation and partner of the Conservancy, The Smith Island Land Trust complements these efforts by preserving significant properties in perpetuity, ensuring that land within the island complex will be forever protected in its natural state.

Our tagline of Conservation - Preservation - Education succinctly summarizes the focus of these organizations

Contact Bald Head Island Conservancy

Tom Hancock, PhD
Director of Conservation
700 Federal Road
P.O. Box 3109
Bald Head Island, North Carolina  28461
Phone: 910.457.0089
Fax: 910.457.9824


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • North Carolina

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