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

  • 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.

  • Winter Wonderland Hike

    January 20, 2019 @ 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.


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSaturday, December 8th, 2018 at 11:16am
Thank you @wells fargo for adopting Smokey Mountain Elementary School! The students had fun learning about the cool critters. The teachers praise the program: "having free educational opportunities is vital to enrichment in Title 1 and underperforming schools within poverty. Thank you for the outreach and commitment to equitable education!"

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.