Land Conservation

The Upstate Update: January 2023 - January 25th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2022's conservation successes, celebrate grants awarded for water quality work in Anderson County, and more. read more

2022 in Review - December 30th, 2022

As we enter the final days of 2022, we're pausing to reflect on the conservation successes this year has brought for Upstate Forever, our partners, and all who are proud to call Upstate South Carolina home. read more

A quick note on Giving Tuesday - November 29th, 2022

Your gift today will help Upstate Forever staff carry the momentum of this year's successes into 2023 — our 25th year! read more

By Aldon Knight

The Upstate Update: November 2022 - November 20th, 2022

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate some of this year's successes to date, give you a look at UF in the news, and more. read more

Local leaders share perspectives on conservation and economic development - November 15th, 2022

Community and business leaders from across the Upstate share their thoughts on the relationship between natural resource conservation and growth in the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate. read more

UF expands land management efforts - November 14th, 2022

We're expanding our approach to conservation easement stewardship with a voluntary program designed assist conservation easement landowners motivated to actively address threats to the land’s natural resources and conservation values, such as erosion, invasive species, and overall habitat degradation. read more

By Lauren Ulich

Businesses thriving on conservation properties - November 11th, 2022

From green burials, grass-fed beef farms, event venues and vineyards, local easement holders are proving how conservation and economic success work together in the Upstate read more

The intersection of conservation & smart growth - November 10th, 2022

Land Policy Director Sherry Barrett reveals why it's imperative to embrace the symbiotic relationship between "traditional" conservation and land use planning and policy. read more

By Sherry Barrett

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