Kings Mountain Preserve is proud to be partners with Upstate Forever. A great article was recently published in The Greenville News about both Upstate Forever and Kings Mountain Preserve.
More than 2,000 acres to be protected by Upstate Forever in 2020
by Ashley Dill Herald-Journal
Published 9:00 a.m. ET Mar. 6 2021
Greenville- and Spartanburg-based conservation organization Upstate Forever has announced protecting 2,176 acres of private and public farmlands, forests, and greenspace across 10 counties in the Upstate last year.
In addition, partner projects where Upstate Forever was integral to the effort’s success comprise an additional 713 acres, according to a statement released Feb. 25 by the conservation projects completed in 2020 include:
“We are immensely proud of the land protection successes our team accomplished in 2020 despite significant challenges the ongoing pandemic created,” said Scott Park, Glenn Hilliard Director of Land Conservation for Upstate Forever. “This momentum has carried into the new year with several additional projects completed in early 2021 and several thousand additional acres forecasted to be protected across the Upstate this year.”
Upstate Forever protects land in partnership with landowners through conservation easements, voluntary contracts that allow the landowner to legally restrict certain land uses from occurring on their property, such as the development of residential subdivisions, commercial or industrial operations, while allowing traditional rural land uses, such as farming, grazing, hunting, and timbering to continue. This agreement is permanent and remains with the land even after it has been sold or willed to heirs.
Ashley Dill is a native of Spartanburg and has been on staff for the Herald-Journal for 14 years. She covers community news and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @ashleydill_shj.
To view the article in The Greenville Times, click HERE.
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