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

This year's crossover date is quickly approaching! April 10th is the last day for bills to pass out of their originating chamber before heading to the other chamber. There is some momentum for energy conversations, and the budget is heading to the Senate. We also take a deep dive into the DHEC Reform Bill and invite you to join us for Conservation Lobby Day coming up on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

The Upstate Update: March 2023 - March 20th, 2023

In this month's Upstate Update, we share exciting news about the future Saluda Grade Trail, an opportunity to join our team, and a full calendar of upcoming events. read more

Meet the Team: Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen - March 17th, 2023

Get to know Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen through a few rapid-fire questions. read more

Breaking news: Agreement reached with Norfolk Southern to purchase the Saluda Grade rail line - March 16th, 2023

Conserving Carolina; PAL: Play, Advocate, Live Well; and Upstate Forever are pleased to announce that an agreement with Norfolk Southern has been reached to sell the 31-mile rail line for use as a recreational rail trail. read more

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

We are officially halfway through the Legislative Session, and we are very optimistic about the outcome of this year's legislative work. Learn about bills that are making progress and how to register for Conservation Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 27 - March 3 - March 7th, 2023

The Working Lands Preservation Act is headed to the House Floor. The Act needs your support to help protect the state's working lands from development. Check out this week's updates to learn more about how you can help. read more

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Progress Report - March 6th, 2023

A progress report for Upstate Forever's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals set forth in 2020. read more

Open Space Across the Upstate - February 28th, 2023

UF's Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explains the benefits of open space across the Upstate region and how we can preserve and equitably distribute it in the face of rapid development. read more

By Allie Martinsen

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