Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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Life Here: Local plants & animals make the Upstate a richer, healthier place - November 23rd, 2021

This excerpt from the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate celebrates the special places, plants, and creatures that make Upstate South Carolina unique. read more

Local plants and their uses by the Cherokee - November 22nd, 2021

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we invite you to learn about several local plants and their traditional uses by the Cherokee people of past and present. read more

The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate has arrived - November 22nd, 2021

We are proud to share with you the latest edition of our twice-yearly print publication. The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue celebrates the native plant and animal species that make life here richer, healthier, and more colorful — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

The Upstate Update: November 2021 - November 21st, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, learn more about a new trail on protected property in Paris Mountain State Park, join us in thanking former Board members, learn what positions we are hiring for in early 2022, and more. read more

Hike or bike on protected property added to Paris Mountain State Park - November 18th, 2021

Sassafras Trail, a new 2.3-mile multi-use loop, was recently unveiled at Paris Mountain State Park! The trail travels a 160-acre property that was protected through a conservation easement by Upstate Forever in 2018. read more

Action Alert: Restore the Chattooga River Gorge - November 17th, 2021

Submit comments by Friday, November 26 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Georgia Power’s application to “modernize” the Tugalo hydro facility. Removal of the Tugalo dam would restore the free-flowing condition of the Chattooga River. read more

Ag Zoning District unanimously approved! - November 17th, 2021

Greenville County Council approved a new Agricultural Preservation Zoning District — providing citizens an important and voluntary tool for preserving the county's remaining farmlands. read more

Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2021 Presentations and Information - November 17th, 2021

Speaker presentations, materials, and other resources for participants in this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

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