Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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The Upstate Update: December 2021 - December 20th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, view highlights of our work this year, get details for an upcoming (outdoor) volunteer opportunity, purchase tickets for the ForeverGreen luncheon, and more. read more

(Postponed) Save the date for ForeverGreen 2022 - December 14th, 2021

Update: This event has been postponed due to the current surge of Covid-19 cases in our community. | Mark your calendar for ForeverGreen, Upstate Forever’s annual awards luncheon that celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth, on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. read more

Greenville's bold goals mean big changes - November 28th, 2021

Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett breaks down some of the choices and changes that need to be made in the GVL Development Code update to meet the goals laid out in the City of Greenville's comp plan. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Bicycle Botany at Stumphouse Park - November 27th, 2021

Stumphouse Park is a true gem of the Upstate that provides cyclists of all ages and skill-levels an excellent workout and a chance to experience the wildness of the Blue Ridge Escarpment region.   read more

By Lauren Muller

Where are the best birding spots in the Upstate? - November 26th, 2021

Expert birder and photographer Dr. Anthony Martin shares some of his favorite spots to get up close and personal with local featherfolk. read more

By Dr. Anthony Q. Martin

Creating a more equitable tree canopy - November 25th, 2021

Executive Director of TreesUpstate Joelle Teachey offers a perspective on the many benefits of trees, and why it's important to address the tree deficits of less affluent communities. read more

By Joelle Teachey

Why plant native trees? - November 25th, 2021

Information from Joelle Teachey, Executive Director of TreesUpstate, about the reasons to plant native trees and what species to consider planting. read more

By Joelle Teachey

Q&A: Tim Taylor of Roper Mountain Science Center - November 24th, 2021

Tim Taylor, Environmental Life Science Chair and Life Science Specialist at Roper Mountain Science Center, shares his favorite part of teaching kids about nature and why it's important. read more

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