Connecting People to Nature

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

Complete the Saluda Grade Trail community survey - October 26th, 2023

You're invited to provide input on the future Saluda Grade Trail through a community survey now through Thursday, November 16. read more

Next-Door Nature: Explore the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate - October 25th, 2023

The newest edition of our biannual print publication explores the ecosystems persisting within the urbanized landscape — our backyards, neighborhood greenspaces, and downtown parks — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Creepy Conservation: Halloween 2023 - October 19th, 2023

Happy Halloween! This spooky season we are celebrating some of the local critters who keep our environment in healthy ecological balance. Some may consider these animals creepy, but they play an essential role in the Upstate region. You should recognize them all from spooky stories and your neighborhood alike - which one is your favorite? read more

Save the date for two Saluda Grade Trail public meetings in October - September 21st, 2023

The best version of the Saluda Grade Trail is one that includes your input! You can stop by two public meetings Oct. 17 and 19 give input on your vision, goals, and concerns for this rail trail project. read more

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