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

  • Doubletop Hike

    November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    We will concentrate on looking for patterns in nature which we can photograph so bring your hiking boots and your camera. This will be an exercise in looking for the amazing details one can find in the natural world.

  • Creature Feature

    December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us on the public-invited animal feeding program where we'll explore the diets and eating habits of our resident animal ambassadors. After our birds, snakes, and opossum eat, we'll go on a short hike to look for signs of animal foraging in the wild.

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Balsam Mountain TrustSaturday, November 17th, 2018 at 10:52am
Rusty, our resident American Kestral, and Eliza, our AmeriCorps Member, had a lovely time at Summit Charter School. Together, they make a great team to teach about the wonders of adaptations!

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.