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We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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A celebration of Grant Meadow

April 30th, 2021

Under a bright blue sky on an idyllic spring day, we were joined today by the Grant family, South Carolina Conservation Bank, and others to celebrate the recently expanded protection of Grant Meadow in Pickens County. 

Members of the UF staff and board, Grant family, and SC Conservation Bank cut a ceremonial ribbon celebrated the expanded protection of this special property.

Nestled at the base of Table Rock and hugging Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11, the recent addition of 21 protected acres joins a 36-acre property that was placed under a conservation easement by Hoyt and the late Laura Grant in 2013.

A partnership between Upstate Forever and the landowners, as well as a grant from the South Carolina Conservation Bank, made this conservation success possible. The scenic vista is one of the most photographed spots in South Carolina. Pickens County is working to complete a pull-off for visitors to safely view this protected property.

This scenic vista is one of the most photographed spots in South Carolina.

Grant Meadow will continue to be managed as a hay meadow, ensuring its view remains unobstructed. In addition to breathtaking views, the property contains two tributaries of the South Saluda River and prime soils (having physical and chemical characteristics as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture).

Grant Meadow will continue to be managed as a hay meadow, ensuring its view remains unobstructed.

We are grateful to the Grant family for their partnership and for entrusting Upstate Forever with the stewardship of this iconic piece of land. and to the South Carolina Conservation Bank for the grant that helped make this conservation success possible.

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