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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

We oppose PNG's proposed natural gas pipeline in Northern Greenville County - October 22nd, 2021

The pipeline would have negative impacts on water quality, property rights, and endangered species — and we haven't received any figures or studies to verify the need for the pipeline at all. read more

Greenville County Council should support Ag Zoning District to protect local farms - October 21st, 2021

Greenville County residents, contact Council today urge them to adopt an Agricultural Preservation Zoning District to provide local farmers with a much-needed voluntary tool to help protect their way of life and preserve the important farmlands on which we all depend. read more

Wofford researchers analyze equitable access to greenspace in Spartanburg - October 14th, 2021

Wofford College professors, student fellows, and community context experts recently set out to evaluate the quality of and access to greenspaces within various Spartanburg communities, with a particular focus on the prevalence of high quality parks in areas with higher concentrations of Hispanic and BIPOC residents. read more

Share your feedback on the City of Spartanburg's comp plan - October 6th, 2021

Plan Spartanburg, the City of Spartanburg's draft comprehensive plan, is now available for public review. There are several opportunities for those who live, work, or play in Spartanburg to learn more and weigh in on the draft comp plan. read more

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