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.

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We have no Public Programs scheduled at this time. Check back with us soon! Contact us at admin@bmtrust.org for more information.

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Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustThursday, June 27th, 2019 at 10:56am
Who doesn't love a summer light show put on by some of nature's finest?
But did you know there are over 2,000 species of them on this planet and 19 of them can be found in our neck of the woods? Their light is a chemical reaction triggered by oxygen and is a form of communication. Check out this video from Science Friday to learn more!

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/celebrating-natureaes-summer-light-show-fireflies/

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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Every little bit helps us take care of our animal ambassadors and bring conservation education to Western Carolina communities.

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Residents of Balsam Mountain Preserve have exclusive access to Trust events and BMP trails. Check out the Preserve’s site for sales information.