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Land Conservation

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

The Steward: Introducing Our New Digital Landowner Newsletter - September 7th, 2023

The Steward, Upstate Forever's formerly printed and biannually produced newsletter for landowners, is moving to a new, digital format. In this inaugural edition, meet UF's Land Stewardship Coordinator Ericka Berg, read the latest Land Management update, and find information about upcoming volunteer workdays. read more

By Lauren Ulich

A new partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Corps - June 22nd, 2023

We worked alongside Conestee Nature Preserve staff to host the Palmetto Conservation Corps Summer Crew for a week of habitat improvement projects in the Preserve’s grasslands and bottomland forest. read more

By Lauren Ulich

The Upstate Update: May 2023 - May 22nd, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we begin Upstate Forever's celebration of 25 years of hard work, in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our staff. read more

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