Upstate Patch
Wildlife Action
Upstate Chapter
Spartanburg, SC

"Local Folks Solving Local Problems"

"To put back more than we take"
Spirit Award

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 60' x 20' shelter with handicap accessible restrooms
●   Fully equipped Kitchen
●   All-weather Activity Building with handicap accessible restrooms
●   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 

History of the Upstate Chapter

The Wildlife Action 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 25,000 young people through wildlife conservation projects, group field trips, "Pioneer Day,"  and gun safety programs.

Educational Programs

Among the programs we offer are school ang group 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 leaf printing, candle making, BB gun and archery instruction. We can design tailored programs for school, church, scout and seniors field trips.

"Pioneer Day" is an educational programs for children in the neighboring communities.  See photos of the event.

We are staffed by volunteers who have passed the security check.