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High quality of life in the future requires investment now. Relying on public funding and philanthropy is insufficient; we need solutions that harness private investment in our communities and rural lands. Forterra provides consulting and direct services to create and operate innovative, market-based approaches to support sustainability.

Looking up to the tree canopy on Mailbox Peak
Photo by Carrie Hawthorne
  • Transfer of Development Rights

    Forterra and partners provide consulting services to cities and counties to develop voluntary, market-based approaches to conserving land while promoting economic development in areas that can accommodate growth.

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  • Evergreen Carbon Capture

    Evergreen Carbon Capture provides companies, organizations and individuals the opportunity to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and contribute to local tree planting efforts.

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  • LEED Renewal Restoration

    Forterra provides local open space restoration for real estate and development firms seeking US Green Building Council LEED status for projects.

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2017 Forterra Annual Breakfast

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Is Anyone Here a Nurse (Log)?

We here in the Pacific Northwest are very lucky to have true old-growth forests in our midst, where Douglas Firs, Western Hemlocks, and Western Red Cedars have been standing for hundreds of years.

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GoGreen Conference Highlights

A couple of Forterrans attended Seattle’s leading conference on sustainability for business and government, the GoGreen Conference, to find out what role businesses and government can play in keeping this region sustainable and thriving for generations to come!

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Earth Day 2016: Take a “paws” to be inspired

In this 46th year of Earth Day celebration, there has never been a more adorable, fluffy, and slobbery champion. The Conservation Canines team, based out of the University of Washington, spends a lot of time thinking outside of the box to solve complex issues.

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TDR updates drive Snohomish sustainability goals

The Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted an update to the County’s Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program on Sept. 4,…

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Over 1,000 acres of land in restoration in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recognized the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) and 10 years of successful collaboration between Forterra and the…

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Old growth forest protected in Tacoma’s watershed

Forterra purchased 344-acres of forest land along Sawmill Creek from Plum Creek Timber Company for permanent conservation in December 2012.…

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Everett develops park restoration plan

The City is working with Forterra’s Green Cities Program on a new plan, The Green Everett Partnership, which will provide…

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