Impact the Upstate for generations to come

Introducing the Generations Campaign

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Balancing Growth with Resource Protection

Keep the Upstate beautiful

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Envisioning a new rail-to-trail corridor

Saluda Grade Rail Trail

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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 South Carolina is growing

Advocate for Smart Growth

Land planning & policy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Inclusive Conservation

Our Commitment

What’s Happening

The

The Upstate Advocate

The latest edition of our print newsletter features stories from Upstate conservationists working to protect and improve our region for future generations, in addition to sharing information about the Generations Campaign and more news from our staff.

For

For future generations

We are working to secure $7 million to safeguard Upstate SC's natural resources as the region experiences significant growth and development. With your support, we can leave future generations a healthy and vibrant Upstate legacy.

Conservation

Conservation success

Upstate Forever worked with landowners, funders, and partners to facilitate permanent conservation easements on nearly 800 acres of forests, farms, and green space last year in Upstate South Carolina.

Session

Session Recap

Revisit the conservation legislation signed, unfinished bills we hope to revisit in 2025, and what to expect in the months to come in our 2024 Legislative Session Wrap-Up from State Policy Director Megan Chase-Muller.

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25 Highlights from 25 Years

Upstate Forever celebrated 25 years of conservation and advocacy in 2023. Join us in reflecting on just a few of the successes your support has made possible — and help us continue this work for future generations.

Diversity,

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

To realize our vision of a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous for the Upstate, we know it is vitally important and essential to our core values that we engage the diverse community we serve.

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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