New Markets

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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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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Empower Happy Hour

What are the most impactful personal and business choices you can make to fight climate change? We recently posed this question to over 50 people at Empower Happy Hour—an event we co-hosted with Green Canopy Homes designed to bring people together and spark conversation about topics that matter in our community.

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2017 Forterra Annual Breakfast

The Forterra Annual Breakfast once again brought together an amazing community of diverse, talented people. And we know that it takes all of us to secure the future we want for this region—from conserving lands and stewarding them, to seeding livelihoods for all.

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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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Study will look at transferring development rights to protect rural areas

How to protect rural properties in Kitsap County through legal procedures, such as “transfer of development rights,” will be the…

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Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz celebrates installation of new classrooms built from innovative Cross Laminated Timber in Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 30, 2017 Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz celebrates installation of new classrooms built from…

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Governor Jay Inslee celebrates four new classrooms built from innovative Cross Laminated Timber at ribbon cutting ceremony

Contact: Leda Chahim Government Affairs Director Forterra 206-905-6922 (office); 206-227-1433 (cell) | lchahim@forterra.org Stephanie Holmberg MVSD Capital Projects Assistant 360-428-6184…

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Community benefits from land acquisition in Tukwila

The City of Tukwila and Forterra has closed on a land transaction with a private owner to expand the Duwamish…

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