Balancing Growth with Resource Protection

Keep the Upstate beautiful

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Inclusive Conservation

Our Commitment

Do you own land you’d like to protect?

Learn About Land Conservation

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The planet’s most important resource

Safe and Plentiful Water

Learn the value of water

Upstate SC is growing

Advocate for Smart Growth

Land planning & policy

What’s Happening


The Upstate Advocate

The latest issue celebrates the native plant and animal species that make life here richer, healthier, and more colorful — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team.


Recent land protection

Our nationally accredited land trust protected more than 1,000 acres across Upstate SC this summer. Join us in celebrating this huge conservation success!


Environmental Justice

Watch the recording of a panel discussion featuring representatives from community and environmental groups regarding environmental justice issues in Upstate South Carolina.


2021 advocacy priorities

Our team advocates for local and state policies that will help further our mission to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina.


Defend our water quality

As our region grows, it’s more important than ever to recognize the tremendous value of water — and to fight to protect it.


Giving Back

Your planned gift can help us achieve our goals for current and future generations, while you enjoy a wide variety of tax benefits.


Preserve our region’s character

Growth in the Upstate is skyrocketing. We must act immediately to protect our region’s natural resources and unique character from unchecked sprawl and short-sighted development practices. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates, and action alerts.

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