Land Conservation

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

The Upstate Update: January 2020 - January 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2019's successes, share Upstate Forever's 2020 advocacy priorities, invite you to join us for the ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, and provide updates on Greenville and Spartanburg's comprehensive planning processes. read more

Our year in review: 2019 by the numbers - January 21st, 2020

2019 was a momentous year for Upstate Forever. Join us as we reflect on strides made in land and water conservation, advocacy, and more. read more

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

In this month's Upstate Update, we share ways to support UF before the end of 2019, information about our upcoming ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon, and more. read more

How one week illustrated almost everything about the energy debate in South Carolina - December 17th, 2019

In one remarkable week (December 9-13, 2019), almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the SC Public Service Commission. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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

In this month's Upstate Update, we share the latest about Greenville County's comprehensive planning process, a moving story from Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist at Mountain Bridge Wilderness, and congratulate graduates of our inaugural Citizens Planning Academy. read more

Human + Nature: Shelly Smith - October 28th, 2019

Shelly Smith, a nature-based counselor in Pickens, SC, reflects on the power of the outdoors to heal and restore. read more

By Shelly Smith, Licensed Counselor & Therapist

Human + Nature: Jimmy Yelton - October 28th, 2019

Jimmy Yelton, a filmmaker and farmhand from Cherokee County, loves being personally involved in the entire process of gathering his own food. read more

By Jimmy Yelton, Wedding Filmmaker & Farmhand

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