Land Conservation

Dr. John Quinn: We should see waterways & forests as economic assets - June 10th, 2020

The environmental aesthetic of the Upstate is something most, if not all, of us value. But how does that relative value translate to dollar value? Dr. John Quinn, an associate professor of Biology at Furman, explores the economic value of our region's natural resources. read more

Our commitment to racial justice - June 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever envisions a future that is healthy, vibrant, and prosperous, that offers a high quality of life now and for future generations. That vision cannot become a reality for all who call the Upstate home while racial violence and systemic injustices exist in our communities and across the country. read more

We should all have access to clean and safe outdoor spaces - May 20th, 2020

Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on what easy access to nature has meant for her during difficult times. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Brooks and Kay Wade: Our lakes, rivers, & streams make the Upstate beautiful - May 12th, 2020

The owners and operators of Jocassee Lake Tours share what makes the Upstate's waters special. read more

Upstate Forever awarded $3.9 million USDA funding partnership - April 29th, 2020

Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding will be leveraged to protect critical land and water resources. read more

Upstate Forever’s land trust renews national accreditation - March 27th, 2020

Less than one-third of land trusts nationwide earn this distinction from the Land Trust Alliance. read more

By Scott Park

Conversations with Conservationists - March 24th, 2020

The South Carolina Conservation Coalition — a group of more than 40 organizations from across SC, including Upstate Forever — is hosting a series of free, weekly webinars. You'll have the opportunity to hear from our partner organizations about offshore drilling, land protection, advocacy, the State Water Plan, and more. read more

Seeking solace in uncertain times: How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19 - March 18th, 2020

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices closed this week while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. Find the rest of our response to the developing COVID-19 situation here. read more

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