LAND CONSERVATION

Following the momentum of our founder, Tommy Wyche, Naturaland Trust focuses its efforts in the Cherokee Foothills and Blue Ridge escarpment area of South Carolina. Protecting critical land linkages ensures that the watersheds, woodlands, and unique ecoregions of the Upstate will remain in their natural state and open to public use. Naturaland Trust currently owns and manages over 3,400 acres and has played a direct role in conserving and protecting another 100,000+ acres now in the public domain. Currently, we focus on protecting land surrounding the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway which crosses through three of the Upstate's counties: Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee. We work with willing sellers and our partners to create a lasting legacy of South Carolina's unique mountain landscape through fee simple acquisition. 

Blue Ridge escarpment of South Carolina. GREEN areas represent protected lands. TAN areas represent remaining unprotected tracts.