How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Land Conservation

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 this spring. 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

The need for increased conservation funding - February 25th, 2020

Andrea Cooper, Executive Director of Upstate Forever, made closing remarks at the 2020 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon detailing the importance of increased funding for conservation, including plans for a new Upstate conservation initiative. read more

By Andrea Cooper

Why should I care about conservation? - February 25th, 2020

At the 2020 ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, Raleigh West, Executive Director of the South Carolina Conservation Bank, explained why everyone is a conservationist — they just might not realize it yet. read more

By Raleigh West

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 5 - February 17th, 2020

The long-awaited Santee Cooper report has finally been released, plus updates on other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 4 - February 10th, 2020

It was a good week for wildlife at the South Carolina Statehouse. Learn more in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

These are our 2020 advocacy priorities - January 22nd, 2020

Our mission is to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina. To accomplish that mission, we advocate for specific outcomes at the local and state level that are likely to have a measurable impact to the ten-county Upstate region's land and water resources. read more

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