BALANCING GROWTH WITH RESOURCE PROTECTION

Keep the Upstate beautiful

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What’s Happening

Protect

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

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

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

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.

Comp

Comp Plans, Demystified

Two of the region's fastest growing areas are updating their comprehensive plans. Join our mailing lists to stay informed.

Giving

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.

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

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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