Legislative Updates: March 6 - 10 - March 14th, 2023

We are officially halfway through the Legislative Session, and we are very optimistic about the outcome of this year's legislative work. Learn about bills that are making progress and how to register for Conservation Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 27 - March 3 - March 7th, 2023

The Working Lands Preservation Act is headed to the House Floor. The Act needs your support to help protect the state's working lands from development. Check out this week's updates to learn more about how you can help. read more

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Progress Report - March 6th, 2023

A progress report for Upstate Forever's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals set forth in 2020. read more

Open Space Across the Upstate - February 28th, 2023

UF's Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explains the benefits of open space across the Upstate region and how we can preserve and equitably distribute it in the face of rapid development. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Legislative Updates: February 20-24 - February 28th, 2023

This week saw the House Budget prioritize land and water protections and several important committee actions pertaining to workforce development, energy, and heirs' property. Find out about these issues and more in this week's summary of Statehouse news. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

2023 State and Local Advocacy Priorities - February 23rd, 2023

These are our 2023 Advocacy Priorities. Read more about these issues and why we have chosen to prioritize them. read more

Legislative Updates: February 13-17 - February 21st, 2023

The Legislative Session is already a third of the way through. This week was packed with new bills and updates for preservation and clean energy. Our State Policy Director, Megan Chase-Muller, and our Energy Advocate, Michael Coleman, take us on a deep dive into the electrification of SC's transportation sector in this week's Legislative Update. read more

The Upstate Update: February 2023 - February 19th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the recent protection of 700+ acres across the Upstate, share details for an upcoming volunteer opportunity, and more. read more

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