Connecting People to Nature

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

The Steward: Introducing Our New Digital Landowner Newsletter - September 7th, 2023

The Steward, Upstate Forever's formerly printed and biannually produced newsletter for landowners, is moving to a new, digital format. In this inaugural edition, meet UF's Land Stewardship Coordinator Ericka Berg, read the latest Land Management update, and find information about upcoming volunteer workdays. read more

By Lauren Ulich

Huge news! SC includes $10 million in new budget for the Saluda Grade Trail - June 23rd, 2023

The Saluda Grade Trail connecting Upstate SC and Western NC is one step closer to being a reality thanks to this commitment from the South Carolina State Legislature. read more

A new partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Corps - June 22nd, 2023

We worked alongside Conestee Nature Preserve staff to host the Palmetto Conservation Corps Summer Crew for a week of habitat improvement projects in the Preserve’s grasslands and bottomland forest. read more

By Lauren Ulich

The Upstate Update: May 2023 - May 22nd, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we begin Upstate Forever's celebration of 25 years of hard work, in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our staff. read more

25 Highlights from 25 Years - May 10th, 2023

These are just a few of the highlights that your support has made possible over the last 25 years read more

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