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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Ranger Tim Lee to receive the Public Servant of the Year Award at ForeverGreen 2022

June 8th, 2022

A native South Carolinian, Tim has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 30 years. For the past 21 years he has been the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist for South Carolina State Park Service’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults.

He is the South Carolina Park Services coordinator with the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program and is an Educational Leadership Partner for the South Carolina Aquarium.

Tim is member of the National Association of Interpreters, and an honorary SC Statewide Master Naturalist an honorary member of the Upstate Master Naturalist Association.

The Public Servant of the Year Award recognizes an individual who holds elected or appointed office (local, state or federal) or works for a governmental agency (local, state or federal) in the Upstate and has made significant contributions in one or more of the following fields: land conservation, clean air, clean water, and sustainable development.


Tickets are now available for ForeverGreen, Upstate Forever's annual awards luncheon celebrating individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to conservation and sustainable growth in Upstate SC.

The 2022 luncheon will include a celebration of this year's awardees, below, in addition to a special recognition of the 2021 award recipientsPAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary will also offer a meet and greet with several rescued birds of prey preceding the luncheon. A recording of the event will be available afterward for those unable to attend in-person.

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