The Great American Outdoors Act is a huge win for conservation - August 6th, 2020

Called "the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation," this landmark bill could have a huge impact on South Carolina's public lands. read more

10 principles of smart growth - July 31st, 2020

To help demystify land-use planning, our Land Planning & Policy team is breaking down 10 core principles of smart growth and how rapidly growing Upstate communities can benefit from these embracing these concepts. read more

Upstate Forever asks Greenville City Council to adopt “20 is Plenty” - July 30th, 2020

Slowing vehicle traffic to 20 mph on neighborhood residential streets in the City of Greenville is a critical step toward improving neighborhood safety and livability for everyone. read more

By Sherry Barrett

More than 600 acres permanently protected in Union County - July 27th, 2020

We are proud to announce the protection of two privately owned properties in Union County. read more

The Upstate Update: July 2020 - July 26th, 2020

In this return to our monthly newsletter format, we share news of two newly protected properties in Union County, how some national energy and conservation news could affect us in the Upstate, and more. read more

Greenville County works to update zoning and land development regulations - July 23rd, 2020

Following adoption of a widely supported comprehensive plan earlier this year, Greenville County has kicked off the process of drafting a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Here's what we know. read more

By Lisa Hallo

The Upstate's farms are under threat - July 7th, 2020

We need strong local food systems more than ever, but our region’s farmland is vanishing. read more

By Caitlyn Smith

Balancing growth with character - July 2nd, 2020

Travelers Rest has seized the opportunity to rejuvenate a quiet town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Escarpment with the vision of the vibrant, active community it is today. Patrea St. John, Planning Director for the City of Travelers Rest, shares how and why "TR" has embraced its small-town charm and unique character. read more

By Patrea St. John, Planning Director, Travelers Rest

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