Land Conservation

To keep this place special we must ensure key protected properties remain safeguarded despite future public land use policies to the contrary. In response, Forterra works to permanently conserve key properties, either through outright acquisition (fee simple interest) or partial acquisition (limited interest, conservation easement).

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River oxbow
Photo by Todd Parker
  • Landscape Conservation Options

    Protecting your land is a big decision. There are many different conservation options available. We’ve put together a land conservation 101 to help you learn about the options.

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  • I-90 Landscape wildlife corridors

    Forterra works closely with others on this landscape-level effort to conserve critical wildlife habitat near Snoqualmie Pass, ensuring an effective connection between the north and south Cascades for both terrestrial and aquatic species.

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