Land Conservation

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

The Upstate Update: October 2023 - October 27th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, check out how we've been celebrating Halloween with our monthlong series: Creepy Conservation, and see what we've been up to at local Land Trust Day events, our Annual Meeting, and upcoming events you can be a part of. read more

Healing urban ecosystems — the natural way - October 26th, 2023

Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explores ways that many communities are successfully addressing negative development impacts through effective, low-cost nature-based solutions. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Complete the Saluda Grade Trail community survey - October 26th, 2023

You're invited to provide input on the future Saluda Grade Trail through a community survey now through Thursday, November 16. 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

Creepy Conservation: Halloween 2023 - October 19th, 2023

Happy Halloween! This spooky season we are celebrating some of the local critters who keep our environment in healthy ecological balance. Some may consider these animals creepy, but they play an essential role in the Upstate region. You should recognize them all from spooky stories and your neighborhood alike - which one is your favorite? read more

The Upstate Update: September 2023 - September 24th, 2023

September's Upstate Update features some great fall foliage hikes in our area - don't miss your chance to see the leaves change! Plus learn more about the Tyger River Recreation Region, the zoning ordinance passed in Woodruff, upcoming Saluda Grade public meetings, and more! read more

Save the date for two Saluda Grade Trail public meetings in October - September 21st, 2023

The best version of the Saluda Grade Trail is one that includes your input! You can stop by two public meetings Oct. 17 and 19 give input on your vision, goals, and concerns for this rail trail project. read more

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