Spartanburg County is growing rapidly. While growth is good for the economy, it puts pressure on our natural lands. As the area grows, some landowners are looking for ways to protect the integrity of our greenspaces. Conservation easements are one way land protection can be accomplished.
Conservation easements are voluntary legal agreements that permanently protect land from subdivision and intensive development. The easement preserves the natural characteristics of the land, and can also offer the landowner substantial estate and income tax benefits. Conservation easements are negotiable and unique documents that match the landowners’ needs with long term benefits to their community.
Conservation easements are:
Flexible Conservation easements are as unique as the land they protect. The easement can be crafted to meet the specific needs of the owner.
Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.
Covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.
Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.
Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center.