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! Contact us at admin@bmtrust.org for more information.


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 6:24pm
Turkey tail or Trametes versicolor is a common type of shelf fungus that is often found on tree trunks. In China, it has been used for its medicinal properties for over 2,000 years. Studies have shown that one of its main components may improve immune cell function and help alleviate side effects from chemotherapy.

Check out this beautiful example one of our naturalists found outside the nature center! (photo by 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 2018

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.