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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Related Perspectives and News

Hiking to Lake Serene

We arrived at the parking lot of the trailhead in the early morning hours. The air was crisp and the sky a bit overcast. It was my first time to Lake Serene and I was incredibly excited to make the 4.1 mile trek into the woods to see it with my own eyes.

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Talking and Walking in Kittitas County

Two days of conversation with leaders across Kittitas County and one day of hiking. For the last few months and particularly over two concentrated days, we met with business leaders, advocates, planners, developers, farmers, elected officials and tribal leaders; to name some. The conversations only barely scratched the surface of course—of the richness of the place and the challenges it faces.

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Development = Conservation

When you walk through South Lake Union, words you might think of include Amazon, Paul Allen, tech, REI, Vulcan, Pink Elephant, growth, MOHAI, development and… conservation? How our innovative program is transforming our region’s landscape.

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Breakthrough at 23rd and Union will help sustain the historic Central District

Innovative land deal for “most controversial block in Seattle” makes a mark for inclusion and affordability in Seattle’s rapidly-changing Central District. Forterra teams with Africatown, Lake Union Partners, and Yesler Community Collaborative to make it possible.

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Largest farmland conservation in Pierce County history

Pierce County and Forterra ensured this week that one of the largest farms in Pierce County will be farmed for…

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Port Susan Farms conserved for agriculture, wildlife

Farming at Port Susan Farms is permanently conserved, after an agreement was signed by property owner Jeff Ellingsen, Forterra (formerly…

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Squint and you can see more than Seaport Landing

You might look across the Chehalis River to south Aberdeen and see only the old docks and what’s left of…

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Farm land saved from from development in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Wash. — A 140-acre Arlington farm is off the auction block and in the hands of a young farmer.…

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