Suzanne Dorsey, Bald Head Island Conservancy – February Meeting

Suzanne DorseyThe Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Our speaker this month will be Suzanne Dorsey, PhD, Executive Director of the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

She will talk about the Conservancy at Bald Head Island and her work as its director.  She will also discuss barrier islands and the implications of the possible removal of The Rocks at Fort Fisher.

Dr. Suzanne E. Dorsey earned her doctorate in coastal oceanography and has been BHI Conservancy logoworking in research and education for over 15 years. Communicating the importance of our coastal ecosystems, particularly Barrier Islands, is a primary focus for Dr. Dorsey.

She feels that the first step to promoting conservation and preservation of these critical coastal habitat is forging a connection between the people who live and visit our beaches and the sensitive habitats found here.

The Smith Island Complex encompasses so many examples of rare and sensitive habitats and the Bald Head Island Conservancy provides a perfect opportunity to not only educate people but to promote effective stewardship of these environments. Suzanne enjoys working with people and sharing her passion for nature. Her spare time is devoted to her husband and two children.