Smith Island Land Trust

SILT was founded as a nonprofit corporation in July 1996. The Land Trust became a controlled subsidiary of the Bald Head Island Conservancy on July 20, 2002.  The Land Trust is a tax-exempt 501(C-3) public charity, and with respect to the preservation of properties it operates as a "qualified organization" and "eligible donee" within the meaning of Section 170(H-3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

To acquire, preserve, and provide stewardship for historically and ecologically significant lands on Smith Island for the benefit of current and future generations.


Contact Smith Island Land Trust

Contact Smith Island Land Trust

G. Christopher Shank, Ph.D.
Executive Director
7000 Federal Road
PO Box 3109
Bald Head Island, North Carolina  28461-7000
Phone: (910) 457-0089
Fax: (910) 457-9906


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Brunswick County, North Carolina