Land Conservation

Legislative Updates 2020: September 15-24 - September 27th, 2020

After halting the regular 2020 Legislative Session in mid-March, the South Carolina General Assembly returned earlier this month for a special two-week session. Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins offers a recap of what was accomplished, what bills we supported passed, and which two bills we opposed that were halted. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Choose your own adventure: Upstate paddle trips for all skill and thrill levels - September 25th, 2020

GIS Coordinator Katie Hottel shares four favorite paddle trips in the Upstate in celebration of World Rivers Day. read more

By Katie Hottel

The Upstate Update: September 2020 - September 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share some huge solar energy news for SC, a petition you can sign to help protect Greenville County's rural communities, the latest on the City of Spartanburg's comprehensive plan updates, and more. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

More than 600 acres permanently protected in Union County - July 27th, 2020

We are proud to announce the protection of two privately owned properties in Union County. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2020 - July 26th, 2020

In this return to our monthly newsletter format, we share news of two newly protected properties in Union County, how some national energy and conservation news could affect us in the Upstate, and more. read more

The Upstate's farms are under threat - July 7th, 2020

We need strong local food systems more than ever, but our region’s farmland is vanishing. read more

By Caitlyn Smith

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

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