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

  • Jurassic Journey

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join us for this public-invited program where we'll explore the adaptations and behaviors of the dinosaurs by taking a close-up look at their modern cousins: our resident reptiles and birds of prey.


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 10:28am
In the sprit of valentines day romance, here is a fantastic comic from Bird and Moon Comics! Did you know that Great Blue Herons have a complex courtship display? It includes everything from bill snapping and bill duels, to moaning calls and preening. They even exchange twigs! This ensures that the two birds will have a strong bond to successfully raise a chick together.

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.