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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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