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.