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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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Legislative Updates: February 20-24 - February 28th, 2023

This week saw the House Budget prioritize land and water protections and several important committee actions pertaining to workforce development, energy, and heirs' property. Find out about these issues and more in this week's summary of Statehouse news. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

2023 State and Local Advocacy Priorities - February 23rd, 2023

These are our 2023 Advocacy Priorities. Read more about these issues and why we have chosen to prioritize them. read more

Legislative Updates: February 13-17 - February 21st, 2023

The Legislative Session is already a third of the way through. This week was packed with new bills and updates for preservation and clean energy. Our State Policy Director, Megan Chase-Muller, and our Energy Advocate, Michael Coleman, take us on a deep dive into the electrification of SC's transportation sector in this week's Legislative Update. read more

The Upstate Update: February 2023 - February 19th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the recent protection of 700+ acres across the Upstate, share details for an upcoming volunteer opportunity, and more. read more

Heirs' Property is the Leading Cause of Black Involuntary Land Loss - February 15th, 2023

This Black History Month we are featuring The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation located in North Charleston, SC, for their work that helps families protect and keep their family land, build generational wealth, and grow working landscapes. read more

By Elizabeth Swails

More than 700 acres in Anderson, Greenville, Pickens Counties recently protected by Upstate Forever - February 15th, 2023

We're thrilled to announce the recent protection of six properties totaling 735 acres across the Upstate. read more

Legislative Updates: February 6-10 - February 14th, 2023

On this Valentine's Day, we have much to report. Although we expected a slow week for conservation, we were surprised to see several new bills introduced, including one that would create a new State Trails Trust Fund. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

ForeverGreen tickets now on sale - February 13th, 2023

Early bird tickets are now available for our ForeverGreen Luncheon and 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 24! read more

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