The mission of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation is to conserve South Carolina's natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation through trails and greenways.
Founded in 1989, PCF is a statewide nonprofit organization with offices in Columbia and Glendale (Spartanburg County).
We help South Carolina's communities grow and prosper while maintaining local character and quality of life.
To further this mission, we seek to protect natural areas through land trust assistance or
local government programs, preserve Revolutionary War
battlefields, and develop greenways and the Palmetto Trail.
In 2007, PCF began to focus more attention on teaching outdoor
skills and enticing people to explore the Palmetto Trail and
other natural areas in South Carolina. A wide array
of outings, new educational programs, and the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School are the tools we‘ve developed to help people become more comfortable and familiar with the spectacular natural adventures the Palmetto State has to offer.
In addition to our 3 major program areas, we have a small book publishing division. PCF Press
provides historical, educational, and recreational titles.