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Forterra works for healthy ecosystems and resilient communities across Washington.

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Skykomish-Snohomish Rivers Corridor connects conservation, restoration, and economic development.

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Hilltop site transformed into temporary studio space for local artists.

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Co-ops can make housing affordable and build community resiliency.

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What We Do

Our mission is to drive land-based solutions in Washington to support a healthy environment and resilient communities for all. For over 30 years we’ve been bringing about powerful, practical and positive change by conducting land transactions, stewarding land, engaging communities and conceiving and advancing forward-thinking policies.

Where We Work

Whether it takes 10 days or 10 years, we drive land based solutions by being collaborative and tenacious. It took 10 years for Forterra to facilitate the conservation of 50,272 acres in the Teanaway River Valley – Washington’s largest conservation transation in more than 50 years.

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Land Conservation

Our conservation work stretches across the region and includes a strategic web of landscapes, from forests to farms to keystone parcels in cities. To date, we’ve completed hundreds of projects covering more than 250,000 acres.

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Policy and Community Programs

We work to help provide housing, jobs, and opportunities to build wealth, so communities can equitably grow within their existing footprint.

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Riparian Restoration

We take a landscape-scale, community focused approach to removing invasive plants and planting native species on public and private lands.

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Green City Partnerships

We work with cities (and even a whole county) to steward city trees, parks, and natural areas and mobilize neighborhood volunteers.

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Interactive Map

To view an interactive map of our work click here.

Highlighted Projects & Initiatives

With each initiative we aim to provide sustainable economic opportunities for our rural towns while improving the health of our landscapes, we seek and promote a range of initiatives, including innovative green products, historic status reinvestment and enhancing the protection and restoration of unique natural resources. With each project, we seek to make an impact.