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

  • Beginning Backpacking

    March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This will be a primer on the gear required to make your overnight stays at the Wilderness Hilton most enjoyable. After class we may take a short hike down the Sugar Loaf Falls trail, just for fun.

  • Native Bird Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration

    April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Join us on an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist! Children will search for replicas of bird eggs native to our region. After the hunt, they will place their found eggs into the appropriate nest, in exchange for a goodie bag (candy-free) filled with bird related prizes and activities!


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:00am
Elsie's idea of warming up involved snuggling into our AmeriCorp member's thick curly hair. An ideal burrowing spot, right? Good thing she's comfortable with snakes...#milksnake #snugglespot #nofear

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.

Balsam Mountain Preserve