Connecting People to Nature

Q&A with itty bitty naturalists - June 7th, 2024

We asked four "next generation conservationists" — a.k.a. kids of UF staff members — to share their thoughts on the outdoors. read more

By Guest Contributors

The Green Book of SC: A Guide to African American Cultural Sites - February 14th, 2024

Are you interested in discovering African American cultural sites across South Carolina? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month this February, or if you’re generally interested in learning more about African American history in the state, then check out The Green Book of South Carolina by the WeGOJA Foundation. In this post, we interview WeGOJA Executive Director Dawn Dawson-House about The Green Book and how it is helping people discover African American cultural sites across SC. read more

By Elizabeth Swails

Progress Toward Our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Goals in 2023 - February 4th, 2024

Our 2023 progress report towards our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals set forth in 2020. read more

Nearly 800 acres protected by Upstate Forever in 2023 - January 30th, 2024

In 2023, our nationally accredited land trust permanently protected 783 acres across the Upstate through conservation easements. Along with our partners, additional projects where Upstate Forever was integral to the effort’s success comprise of an additional 2,949 acres. read more

By Scott Park

The Steward: Restoration Recap - December 4th, 2023

Read our latest edition of The Steward, Upstate Forever's new digital newsletter for conservation easement landowners, to read about native grass seed collecting, an update from our restoration projects at Rocky River Nature Park in Anderson County, and more. read more

By Lauren Ulich

Nature and wildlife photography tips - November 1st, 2023

You don’t need expensive gear to shoot stunning nature images. Program & Event Coordinator — and talented photographer — Cathy Bester shares three key tips to better capture the wildlife around you. read more

By Cathy Bester

5 ways to cultivate a living landscape - October 31st, 2023

Whether your space is a large and luxurious lawn, a compact apartment balcony, or a plot in a community garden, you don’t need to take on daunting projects to make your property a welcoming habitat for local wildlife. Try one or more of these simple projects to make your property more nature friendly and full of life. read more

By Megan Burton

Healing urban ecosystems — the natural way - October 26th, 2023

Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explores ways that many communities are successfully addressing negative development impacts through effective, low-cost nature-based solutions. read more

By Allie Martinsen

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