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

We have no Public Programs scheduled at this time. Check back with us soon, or think about becoming a Member of BMT. We offer a ton of member programs throughout the year. Contact us at admin@bmtrust.org for more information.

We are excited to announce that starting in 2017 we will begin offering public programs and events such as:

  • Hikes in the preserve with Balsam Mountain Trust Naturalists
  • Learning the basics of wildlife photography while taking in the best views Balsam Mountain Preserve has to offer
  • Educational programs at the Jackson County Public Library


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 7:00am
There are countless ways to get involved for Wold Wildlife Week (starting today) and citizen science is just one of these ways. Whether it be tagging monarchs like we do here at the Nature Center, conducting salamander surveys, or monitoring nest boxes, scientists need your help collecting data on wildlife that can be used to improve conservation efforts worldwide. Watch this brief video on our monarch tagging protocol to see how easy it can be and hopefully get you inspired to contribute!

Interesting Facts

Plant Species

Bird of Prey Ambassadors

Acres of Preserve Land

Dollars Raised for Trust Conservation Grant

Schools in Adopt-a-School Program

People Reached in 2015

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