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

  • Crooning Critters @ Mars Hill Library

    June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors to explore the world of animal squeaks, squawks, and howls. We’ll explore how and why animals make their music and then try out a few screeches and squeals of our own! This free family event is part of the “Libraries ROCK!” summer re...

  • Animal Nursery Rhymes @ Macon County Library

    July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Balsam Mountain Trust and their live animal ambassadors will lead our littlest nature lovers through silly songs, dizzy dances, and amazing animal facts! This free event is geared toward preschool age children and their families.


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Take Action

Balsam Mountain Trust loves the AMERICORPS!

Our Conservation Trust for North Carolina AmeriCorps members have allowed us to more than triple our reach to underserved community members in Jackson and Haywood Counties. With a focus on environmental education for elementary school students, we also reach folks through partnerships with local libraries, REACH shelter for domestic violence, and the Latino community.

We would like to ask for your help by contacting your senators and representatives and asking them to protect the AmeriCorps program. Please let them know that you are a constituent and share your own, short personal perspective about why the AmeriCorps, or a program they support, is important to you.

AmeriCorps is an investment in our nation.

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.