Land Conservation

Upstate Forever seeking reaccreditation from the Land Trust Alliance, public comment period now open - July 16th, 2024

As a part of the reaccreditation process, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments regarding a land trust's compliance with national quality standards. As Upstate Forever seeks reaccreditation in 2024, we invite UF supporters, conservation easement landowners, partner organizations, and others to provide feedback. read more

Recently Protected: 101 acres in Southern Greenville County - July 1st, 2024

Hereford Hill Farm is a 101-acre, family-owned farm in Greenville County. The permanent protection of this property will help curb sprawl in an area facing unprecedented development pressure, in addition to preserving agricultural land and safeguarding local water sources. read more

Preserving the natural beauty that surrounds us - May 29th, 2024

Tom and Kathy Baer, owners of a recently protected property off Highway 11 in Pickens County, share their motivation for placing Reeds Run under a conservation easement. read more

By Guest Contributors

Nearly 800 acres protected by Upstate Forever in 2023 - January 30th, 2024

In 2023, our nationally accredited land trust permanently protected 783 acres across the Upstate through conservation easements. Along with our partners, additional projects where Upstate Forever was integral to the effort’s success comprise of an additional 2,949 acres. read more

By Scott Park

The Steward: Restoration Recap - December 4th, 2023

Read our latest edition of The Steward, Upstate Forever's new digital newsletter for conservation easement landowners, to read about native grass seed collecting, an update from our restoration projects at Rocky River Nature Park in Anderson County, and more. read more

By Lauren Ulich

Meet the Team: Land Stewardship Coordinator Ericka Berg - November 14th, 2023

Get to know Upstate Forever's Land Stewardship Coordinator Ericka Berg through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

New conservation easements - November 3rd, 2023

We arepleased to announce our four most recent conservation easements, totaling 317.8 acres protected forever. read more

Next-Door Nature: Explore the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate - October 25th, 2023

The newest edition of our biannual print publication explores the ecosystems persisting within the urbanized landscape — our backyards, neighborhood greenspaces, and downtown parks — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

By Andrea Cooper

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