Land Conservation

The Upstate Update: July 2019 - July 17th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we thank Mast General Store and shoppers for their generous support on Land Trust Day, plus share our Clean Water team's experience at the 2019 River Rally in Cleveland, Ohio, Upstate Forever's latest news, and details on upcoming events. read more

Upstate Forever to Seek Reaccreditation from the Land Trust Alliance — Public Comment Period Now Open - July 10th, 2019

The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2008, Upstate Forever became the first land trust organization in South Carolina to receive national accreditation. Upstate Forever is pleased to announce it is now applying for renewal of accreditation. read more

By Scott Park

The Upstate Update: June 2019 - June 25th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, learn about a nearly 1,000-acre expansion to Jones Gap State Park, plus find fun summer activities across the Upstate and mark your calendars for several upcoming events. read more

Nearly 1,000 acres protected, donated to Jones Gap State Park - June 24th, 2019

Jones Gap State Park has become approximately 25 percent larger following a donation of 955 acres to the SC Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism from The Nature Conservancy. The property, known as Gap Creek, is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Upstate Forever. read more

The Upstate Update: May 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the results of the Duke Energy basic facilities charge case, report on the ending of the 2019 state Legislative Session, and share how you can get your own exclusive "Be the Upstate" tee. read more

The Upstate Update: April 2019 - April 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate Earth Day by supporting Upstate Forever and receive a limited edition tee, peruse the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, read the latest updates from the State House, and more. read more

Phil Gaines: 'I have failed at retirement miserably' - April 18th, 2019

An interview with South Carolina’s long-serving State Parks Director and recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award at the 2019 ForeverGreen Awards read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 14 - April 14th, 2019

We have nine days to get The Solar Bill past its final hurdle, plus other bills we are watching and more news in this week's Legislative Updates. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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