How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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How one week illustrated almost everything about the energy debate in South Carolina - December 17th, 2019

In one remarkable week (December 9-13, 2019), almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the SC Public Service Commission. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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

Human + Nature: Shelly Smith - October 28th, 2019

Shelly Smith, a nature-based counselor in Pickens, SC, reflects on the power of the outdoors to heal and restore. read more

By Shelly Smith, Licensed Counselor & Therapist

Human + Nature: Jimmy Yelton - October 28th, 2019

Jimmy Yelton, a filmmaker and farmhand from Cherokee County, loves being personally involved in the entire process of gathering his own food. read more

By Jimmy Yelton, Wedding Filmmaker & Farmhand

Human + Nature: Alice Lee - October 27th, 2019

Alice Lee, a four year old in Greenville County, discusses how nature has impacted her personally. read more

By Alice Lee, Full-Time Four Year Old

Human + Nature: Chad Carson - October 25th, 2019

An entrepreneur and Friends of the Green Crescent volunteer, Chad Carson believes the Upstate is truly special. read more

By Chad Carson, Entrepreneur

Human + Nature: Tim Lee - October 25th, 2019

Tim Lee, the Interpretive Ranger Naturalist for the Mountain Bridge Wilderness area, discusses how nature has impacted him personally. read more

By Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist

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