Our Mission

The Balsam Mountain Trust inspires people to be responsible stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains through education and conservation leadership.

Upcoming Events

  • Balsam Mountain Trust presents Birds of Prey

    September 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on September 3, 2017 at 11:00am

    Come check us out at this free Birds of Prey program at the Cradle of Forestry! Executive Director Michael Skinner will be chatting about our raptor friends and demonstrating their flight skills.


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 5:32am
Don't forget to check out our Project Noah page and log your discoveries! If you're not on Balsam, no worries! You can still participate in this wonderful citizen science effort by making a few quick clicks and signing up. Project Noah seeks to categorize as many organisms as possible through photography and brief descriptions. It's an amazing learning tool and has helped scientists A LOT in documenting what's living where. Check out Balsam's page here: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1939746003

Take Action

Balsam Mountain Trust loves the AMERICORPS!

Our Conservation Trust for North Carolina AmeriCorps members have allowed us to more than triple our reach to underserved community members in Jackson and Haywood Counties. With a focus on environmental education for elementary school students, we also reach folks through partnerships with local libraries, REACH shelter for domestic violence, and the Latino community.

We would like to ask for your help by contacting your senators and representatives and asking them to protect the AmeriCorps program. Please let them know that you are a constituent and share your own, short personal perspective about why the AmeriCorps, or a program they support, is important to you.

AmeriCorps is an investment in our nation.

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Interesting Facts

Plant Species

Bird of Prey Ambassadors

Acres of Preserve Land

$ Raised for Trust Conservation Grant

Schools in Adopt-a-School Program

People Reached in 2015

Help Protect the Preserve

Every little bit helps us take care of our animal ambassadors and bring conservation education to Western Carolina communities.
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Want to Live Here?

Residents of Balsam Mountain Preserve have exclusive access to Trust events and BMP trails. Check out the Preserve’s site for sales information.
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