How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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What’s Happening


Conservation Webinars

The South Carolina Conservation Coalition is hosting a series of free, weekly webinars this spring. Hear from our partner organizations about offshore drilling, land protection, the State Water Plan, and more.


Protect More Land

In the face of rapid growth, more funding is needed to protect the Upstate’s special places while we still have the opportunity. Funding opens doors to protect even more land on an accelerated timeline.


2020 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.


Recent land protection

Oconee's Chau Ram Park has more than doubled in size thanks to a recent land acquisition. The property will be protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever.


Plan A River Adventure

Check out our blueway maps to find river access locations, recommended skill levels, river rapids, recommended flow levels and other useful information.


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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