Land Planning & Policy

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

Apply for the Spring Citizens Planning Academy - January 3rd, 2020

Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts. Learn more about and apply to join this course taking place in March 2020. 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

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

We'll be wearing GREEN on November 18 - will you? - November 11th, 2019

Join UF staff and wear green to support Greenville County's Comp Plan draft at the public hearing on November 18 at 6 pm at Greenville County Square. This plan is a smart alternative to unfettered sprawl, and the County has done a good job balancing many different perspectives in forming this draft plan. We hope you will join us! read more

By Lisa Hallo & Sherry Barrett, Land Policy Team

The Upstate Update: October 2019 - October 24th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we announce the results of the Crossroads Campaign, share an easy way to give to Upstate Forever this year, and fill your calendar with some great upcoming events. read more

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