Natural Beauty and Resources
Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources
To many, one of the most prominent and most recognizable components of life in the Upstate is the abundance of natural beauty that includes mountains, lakes, parks, farms, and forests. There are examples of communities across the country and world that have struggled with balancing the desire to maintain their natural beauty and resources in the face of economic and growth pressures. It will be vital to the future for the Upstate to recognize that the two goals are not mutually exclusive.