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

  • 3rd Annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival

    May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution” is the theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day. Join us and our regional conservation partners at Bridge Park for demonstrations, crafts, food, and vendors. It’s for the birds! Where to meet: Bridge Park in Sylva, NC Contact: Eliza...


Balsam Mountain Trust
Balsam Mountain TrustSaturday, April 20th, 2019 at 8:57am
Looking for a way to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day? Join us at the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust's guided bird walk on May 3rd.

Continue the celebration by joining us at our third annual World Migratory Bird Day Festival on May 4th at Bridge Park in Sylva.

We hope to see you there!

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.