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Land Conservation

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

A Temporary Fix for Net Metering - September 22nd, 2018

On September 19, 2018, the Public Service Commission unanimously approved an extension of the net metering program through March 15, 2019. This will be a very temporary band-aid that hopefully will save some of the Upstate solar jobs that were created by a robust residential rooftop solar industry. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Wrap Up - July 12th, 2018

What happened with Energy? The Conservation Bank? read more

By Shelley Robbins

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 7 - May 28th, 2018

The Farmacy, the Happy Berry, and Travelers Rest Farmers Market weigh in on what a thriving local food scene means to the Upstate. read more

By Guest Contributors

Local Farms, Local Food: Part 6 - May 24th, 2018

Possum Kingdom Kreamery and Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery talk about why farms and local food are so important to the Upstate's special character. read more

By Guest Contributors

'Memory recall & memory making' - May 15th, 2018

High Meadows, an Upstate Forever-protected cattle farm in Abbeville County, doubles as a quail hunting preserve. read more

By Pam Barber

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