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 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Winter is a magical time to hike in the mountains. Join us as we take in the vistas and ponder how various plants and animals survive winter.

  • Special Creature Feature: Outrageous Opossums

    February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Get up close and personal to find out about opossums amazing adaptations, how they contribute to human health, and how you can encourage these helpful critters in your own backyard.


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSaturday, January 21st, 2017 at 8:36am
Following up on yesterday's post about enrichment, flying our larger birds of prey is another form of enrichment that we expose our raptors to, both for physical exercise as well as mental stimulation. Birds are attached to a lead that allows them a significant amount of freedom when flying back and forth without allowing them to fly off. Watch as one of our fantastic animal care volunteers, Bret Ladrie, flies Apollo to BMT Naturalist Rose Wall.

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

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