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, August 7th, 2020 at 5:51pm
Have you noticed any monarch butterflies recently? The caterpillars that are hatching and growing right now will be starting their long migration to Mexico this month! At the Trust last year we were able to raise and release over 20 monarch butterflies. We hope we will be able to send even more monarchs on their way this year!

Check out Journey North to learn more about monarch butterflies and how you can help them:


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.