Upstate Patch
Wildlife Action
Upstate Chapter
Spartanburg, SC

"Local Folks Solving Local Problems"

"To put back more than we take"
Spirit Award

For SC Upstate Rescue & Rehabilitation of Native Wildlife contact: Wildlife Rehab of Greenville Emergency Rescue Hotline - 864-233-0339 

The Upstate Chapter of Wildlife Action, Inc. is located approximately 1.5 miles off New Cut Road in western Spartanburg County. Known as “Lost Acres,” this 40-acre tract is the home of the Hughston Resource Education Center.  Chapter meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.


●   Over 1.5 miles of Nature Trails with specimen signs
●   Foster Pavilion, a permanent 60' x 20' shelter complete with
    handicap accessible restrooms
●   Fully equipped Kitchen
●   BB Gun Range with covered seating and gun safety program
●   Archery Range with covered seating
●   Outdoor Chapel
●   Fire Circle instructional area
●   Overnight Group Camping Area 
●   NEW:  All-weather Education Center

History of the Upstate Chapter

The Upstate Chapter was chartered in March, 1991 with ten members dedicated to the WLA motto: “Local People Solving Local Problems.” Since then, the WLA Upstate Chapter has taught over 20,000 young people through wildlife conservation projects, school field trips, “Wild Day,” "Pioneer Day," day camps, and gun safety programs.

Educational Programs

Among the programs we offer are school field trips based on both National and State Life/Earth Science Standards. Students from K-4 through 8th grade learn how to protect our environment, visit our habitat areas, participate in bird study, and have a hands-on experience with our skulls and skins collection.  We are also available for nature study, leaf printing, rocks and minerals, orienteering, animal tracks, making dream catchers, BB gun and archery instruction, and numerous other programs. We can design special programs for school, church, scout and seniors field trips.

Twice a year we offer educational programs for children in the neighboring communities.  The spring event is "Wild Day" and the fall event is "Pioneer Day."  See photos of these events.

We are staffed by volunteers who are engineers, professionals, educators and homemakers. Most of our volunteers are parents or grandparents.

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