New park near Greenville opens as The Preserve at Lakewood between Mauldin and Conestee

March 4, 2022 (Source: Greenville News) – With large tracts of land turning into subdivision seemingly overnight to accommodate the Upstate’s growth, the city of Mauldin is celebrating the grand opening of a 120-acre park that will forever keep green in Greenville. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at The Preserve at Lakewood, the DidierGroup’s second privately owned…

Seeing green: How one man is bringing a unique model for parks to the Upstate

Source: Greenville Journal (January 13, 2022) – Hank Didier knows from experience the importance of protecting the environment. As an Orlando attorney who tried cases involving the Takata airbag failures and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Didier spent more than 20 years as a successful environmental and consumer product safety…

Tax incentives boost conservation needed to protect the environment

Source: The Hill (April 11, 2018) – A healthy environment plays a central role in ensuring the well-being of our country and our communities. That’s why protecting it for future generations is so important. Of the many ways we can safeguard our environment, land conservation has served as an especially important tool in preserving open spaces,…

Greenville Named Fourth Fastest-Growing U.S. City

Source: Greenville News (May 25, 2017) –  A new report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau probably won’t shock many who’ve watched the fast-paced development and influx of jobs in Greenville within the past decade. The city of Greenville, according to the bureau’s latest population figures, is the fourth-fastest-growing city in the nation —…

Perspective: Cattle ranches are key to preserving Florida for all of us – Florida’s final frontier

By:  Jim Strickland, published in Tampa Bay Times (January 27, 2017)  – Beyond our beaches and theme parks lies a Florida still unknown to many — Florida’s ranchlands. Off the beaten track, these lands are our last frontier. I consider myself blessed to live and work as a rancher in this magical landscape we call…

When Conservation Is Elected on a Land Development Project

Keeping You Informed of New IRS Notice 2017-10 “Listing Notice 2017-10” as to “Syndicated Conservation Easement Transactions”  was issued by the Treasury Department last week and represents the IRS’s decision to more actively address abuses the Department and Agency see occurring with people or entities misusing or simply thwarting the valid conservation purposes of Section…