The Virgin Islands Conservation Society is the oldest local non-profit 501(c)(3) environmental organization in the USVI, celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in June 2018.
VICS is a territory wide organization that represents, supports and strengthens the USVI’s Conservation efforts through four main goals:
To promote the conservation and wise use of US Virgin Islands’ natural resources by providing a vehicle for local Conservation related organizations to build capacity and to work together on common territory challenges and opportunities.
To be a common voice for those committed to the belief that the USVI natural resources must be used in accordance with the needs of the people of the territory while maintaining a quality environment and a productive economy.
To cooperate with public and private organizations with similar purposes, forming a coalition that will drive the adoption of statewide policies and programs and result in a quality environment and a productive economy.
To inform the public of the value of conservation including community resilience, proper land use planning, orderly economic development, recreation development and fish and wildlife enhancement.
VICS offers services to protect natural resources through member services, program development, training, leadership development, public education, and government relations.