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.


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Balsam Mountain TrustTuesday, January 25th, 2022 at 4:09am
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Content Warning: Live Feeding

Our crawfish here at the nature center (affectionately called Miss Pinchy) is having a lovely worm for lunch!

#FunFact Did you know that crawfish are decapods? Meaning they have 10 legs: 2 pincers and 8 for walking. But they also have 8 leg-like appendages under their tails for swimming!
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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.