• Closing Out 2019

    Closing Out 2019

    Good tidings to bring… the Land Trust is closing out the year with two lovely closings– conservation easements in Saluda County and Laurens County, protecting almost 600 acres of working forest. Still proudly private, both tracts will remain green and growing forever, living and giving the gifts of nature and history. We are profoundly grateful […]

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  • Nov 8, 2019: 2nd Annual Sporting Clays for Conservation – USLT Fundraiser

    DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND REGISTRATION/SPONSORSHIP FORM HERE: USLT Sporting Clays for Conservation PDF Form Dear Friends of the Upper Savannah Land Trust, On behalf of the Board, I’m excited to announce that the Land Trust’s 2ND ANNUAL clay shoot fundraiser, “Sporting Clays for Conservation,” is now set for Friday morning, November 8th, and this […]

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  • A Small Tract, A Big Number, And A Gigantic Task

    We closed a nice conservation easement this week, 157 acres near the town of Ninety Six, planted with longleaf pine, bordered by a Saluda River tributary and an old sunken road.  It was likely once scouted, hunted, farmed, traded upon, and fought over by both Cherokees and colonial settlers (who also fought among themselves), on […]

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  • The SC Native Plant Society invites us to an “Open House” at Park’s Mill Rocky Shoals Spider Lily Preserve, May 18, 2019

    The South Carolina Native Plant Society is celebrating the last few acres of land acquisition for its Park’s Mill Spider Lily Preserve on Stevens Creek near Plum Branch SC.  Their recent purchase completes the protection of this wonderful site, which has been a collaborative project by the Native Plant Society, the Naturaland Trust, the Upper Savannah […]

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  • Index-Journal Story: Land Trust honors retiring executive director

    [Note: This story ran in the April 2, 2019 edition of the Greenwood Index Journal. The story and accompanying photos can be accessed from the Index-Journal website here.] The Upper Savannah Land Trust honored former executive director Wallace Wood with the Peggy Adams Conservation Award during its 2019 Annual Meeting. Wood stepped down in January […]

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