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Upstate Forever is seeking a Land Policy Grassroots Specialist to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. Applications for this role must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

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We remain concerned about PNG’s proposed pipeline in Greenville County - November 12th, 2021

This week, Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) announced one of three proposed routes was selected for a natural gas pipeline in Greenville County. We continue to have concerns about the selected route and lack of demonstrated need for the project. read more

Greenville Journal Op-Ed: PNG pipeline threatens Greenville County’s economy and environment - November 10th, 2021

The natural gas pipeline proposed by Piedmont Natural Gas threatens Greenville County’s natural beauty and quality of life. Read the opinion-editorial we submitted to the Greenville Journal alongside our partners Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Julie Turner of Friends of Northern Greenville County. read more

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Op-Ed: Spartanburg's comprehensive plan would create more housing choices - November 4th, 2021

More than a year in the making, Plan Spartanburg — the City of Spartanburg’s draft comprehensive plan — made its public debut this fall. Read the opinion-editorial about Plan Spartanburg submitted by Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Honoring the Cherokee tradition of land stewardship - November 1st, 2021

A reverent and symbiotic relationship with nature was historically — and continues to be today — a cornerstone of Native American cultures, including the Cherokee. This Native American Heritage Month, we honor the Cherokee tradition of land stewardship and those that continue to protect, conserve, and enhance the natural resources. read more

Improving grassland bird habitat - October 28th, 2021

Upstate Forever, Clemson University, and Conestee Nature Preserve received a grant from the Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative to study, determine and share best management practices to restore and improve grassland bird habitats. After thorough research by wildlife biology students at Clemson, we're thrilled to share a guide featuring key recommendations. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2021 - October 24th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, celebrate this summer's conservation successes, read why we oppose the natural gas pipeline proposed for Northern Greenville County, RSVP for webinars with UF staff, and more. read more

We oppose PNG's proposed natural gas pipeline in Northern Greenville County - October 22nd, 2021

The pipeline would have negative impacts on water quality, property rights, and endangered species — and we haven't received any figures or studies to verify the need for the pipeline at all. read more

Greenville County Council should support Ag Zoning District to protect local farms - October 21st, 2021

Greenville County residents, contact Council today urge them to adopt an Agricultural Preservation Zoning District to provide local farmers with a much-needed voluntary tool to help protect their way of life and preserve the important farmlands on which we all depend. read more

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