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

  • Winter Wonderland Hike

    January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us on this public-invited hike to investigate how the natural world spends the winter. We’ll take a leisurely pace down the Sugarloaf Trail and look for the tracks, signs, and patterns especially visible this time of year.

  • Jurassic Journey

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join us for this public-invited program where we'll explore the adaptations and behaviors of the dinosaurs by taking a close-up look at their modern cousins: our resident reptiles and birds of prey.

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Balsam Mountain TrustFriday, January 18th, 2019 at 11:27am
Woah, did you see that? Many toads and frogs, including our resident American Toad, pull thier eyes back into their head to aid in swallowing.

Check out this link for more inforation on this crazy adaptation!
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61893/frogs-eat-their-eyes-literally
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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.

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.