Connecting People to Nature

A quick note on Giving Tuesday - November 29th, 2022

Your gift today will help Upstate Forever staff carry the momentum of this year's successes into 2023 — our 25th year! read more

By Aldon Knight

The Upstate Update: November 2022 - November 20th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate some of this year's successes to date, give you a look at UF in the news, and more. read more

Local leaders share perspectives on conservation and economic development - November 15th, 2022

Community and business leaders from across the Upstate share their thoughts on the relationship between natural resource conservation and growth in the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate. read more

The intersection of conservation & smart growth - November 10th, 2022

Land Policy Director Sherry Barrett reveals why it's imperative to embrace the symbiotic relationship between "traditional" conservation and land use planning and policy. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Read the latest issue of the "Upstate Advocate" - November 7th, 2022

We are proud to share with you the latest issue of our twice-yearly print publication, the "Upstate Advocate." In this issue, we explore the balance between conservation and economic development and share the latest news from Upstate Forever staff. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Recently Protected: Tyger River Confluence at Nesbitt Shoals - November 6th, 2022

Our Land Conservation team recently worked with The Tyger River Foundation to place the 201-acre Tyger River Confluence at Nesbitt Shoals property under conservation easement with support from the South Carolina Conservation Bank and SC DHEC. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2022 - October 23rd, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, read about the recently protected Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens County, find 3 great spots for fall foliage viewing, catch up on recent events, and more. read more

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Op-Ed: In South Carolina, we are all connected by a web of water - October 23rd, 2022

Land Conservation Specialist Richard Carr shares how we all have a part to play in protecting one of South Carolina's most precious natural resources. read more

By Richard Carr

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