Fall 2022 Citizens Planning Academy

Apply now for our interactive, introductory course designed to lay the foundation for Greenville, SC-area residents to become more informed, effective, and influential participants in local land use planning and policy decision-making.

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Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2021 Presentations and Information - November 17th, 2021

Speaker presentations, materials, and other resources for participants in this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Action Alert: Tell Greenville County Council to vote yes at final reading for the Ag Zoning District - November 13th, 2021

Greenville County Council is set to vote on the proposed Agricultural Preservation Zoning District at final reading this Tuesday, November 16th. If approved, the Ag District would provide an important tool for preserving the county's remaining farmlands. read more

We remain concerned about PNG’s proposed pipeline in Greenville County - November 12th, 2021

This week, Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) announced one of three proposed routes was selected for a natural gas pipeline in Greenville County. We continue to have concerns about the selected route and lack of demonstrated need for the project. read more

Greenville Journal Op-Ed: PNG pipeline threatens Greenville County’s economy and environment - November 10th, 2021

The natural gas pipeline proposed by Piedmont Natural Gas threatens Greenville County’s natural beauty and quality of life. Read the opinion-editorial we submitted to the Greenville Journal alongside our partners Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Julie Turner of Friends of Northern Greenville County. read more

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Op-Ed: Spartanburg's comprehensive plan would create more housing choices - November 4th, 2021

More than a year in the making, Plan Spartanburg — the City of Spartanburg’s draft comprehensive plan — made its public debut this fall. Read the opinion-editorial about Plan Spartanburg submitted by Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Honoring the Cherokee tradition of land stewardship - November 1st, 2021

A reverent and symbiotic relationship with nature was historically — and continues to be today — a cornerstone of Native American cultures, including the Cherokee. This Native American Heritage Month, we honor the Cherokee tradition of land stewardship and those that continue to protect, conserve, and enhance the natural resources. read more

Improving grassland bird habitat - October 28th, 2021

Upstate Forever, Clemson University, and Conestee Nature Preserve received a grant from the Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative to study, determine and share best management practices to restore and improve grassland bird habitats. After thorough research by wildlife biology students at Clemson, we're thrilled to share a guide featuring key recommendations. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2021 - October 24th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate this summer's conservation successes, read why we oppose the natural gas pipeline proposed for Northern Greenville County, RSVP for webinars with UF staff, and more. read more

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