Hiring: Land Policy Manager

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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Ag Zoning District unanimously approved!

November 17th, 2021

In a unanimous vote at last night's meeting, Greenville County Council approved a new Agricultural Preservation Zoning District — providing citizens an important and voluntary tool for preserving the county's remaining farmlands.

A citizen-led effort from the start, the Ag District was informed by farmers and residents living in the county's most rural areas — in other words, those impacted most. Hundreds of citizens signed petitions, made calls, and attended meetings urging the district's adoption. Last night, Council delivered.

Now that the Ag District has been established, interested landowners can pursue zoning their property for agricultural use. To read more about this issue and last night's meeting, see the Post & Courier's article HERE.

Finally, take five minutes today to thank council members for supporting Ag Zoning in Greenville County by clicking HERE to email all members at once!


Would you like to stay up-to-date on land use planning news and action alerts for Greenville County? Visit upstateforever.org/email to join our Greenville County Land Planning & Policy Issues email list.

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