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Upstate Forever protects 700+ acres across the Upstate

Upstate Forever’s conservation efforts protect multiple properties in Greenville, Pickens, and Anderson Counties.

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Blackwell Farm in Tigerville | Photo via Upstate Forever

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735. That’s how many acres of land conservation nonprofit Upstate Forever (UF) has recently protected in Greenville, Anderson, and Pickens Counties.

Protection of the acreage — which splits across six properties — was achieved through conservation easements, voluntary legal agreements with landowners, and Upstate Forever’s nationally accredited land trust.

Here’s a look at the projects in each county:

Greenville County

Blackwell Farm, Tigerville | ~50 acres | This property’s meadows, hardwood and pine forests, diverse plant species and wildlife habitat, and Tyger River tributaries are protected from local development.

A forest and body of water in the Upstate region of SC

Five Oaks Farm in Greenville County | Photo via Upstate Forever

Five Oaks Farm, Southern Greenville County | 401 acres | The property, which covers ~one mile along the Saluda River, will be maintained for hunting and wildlife management while encouraging native grassland habitat.

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Beaverdam Creek Preserve in Greer | Photo via Upstate Forever

Beaverdam Creek Preserve, Greer | 33 acres | A conservation easement prevents the development of this property along Beaverdam Creek and its wildlife habitat and 11 acres of wetlands.

Pickens County

Photo of a headwaters area in the Upstate SC

Eastatoe Headwaters in Eastatoe Valley | Photo via Upstate Forever

Eastatoe Headwaters, Eastatoe Valley | 26 acres | In the Eastatoe Valley by the The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, a conservation easement will conserve the headwaters’ rare plant habitat, geologic properties, and scenic vistas

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Bryson Children’s Nature Walk in Six Mile | Photo via Upstate Forever

Bryson Children’s Nature Walk, Six Mile | 63 acres | Thanks to UF’s land trust fund, this property’s network of beaver bonds will be protected, and The Town of Six Mile will open the property as a public park with trails, a boardwalk, pond overlook, and natural habitat preservation.

Anderson County

UF will protect 161 acres belonging to an anonymous landowner.

Learn more about Upstate Forever and its work.