Gold Creek Valley

Despite its beauty, the area’s unnatural construction intensifies the creek’s annual dry period, causing harm to the creek, the valley and the local ecology. In 2009, Forterra purchased 250 acres in Gold Creek Valley with grant funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with the purpose of protecting endangered species and habitat.

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Port Gamble Shoreline

Kitsap Forest

A decade-long project that has now conserved 4,000 acres for recreation, restoration, cultural heritage and habitat, the Port Gamble Forest property includes 65 miles of trails where already more than 20,000 hikers, birders, mountain bikers, equestrians, cyclists and runners recreate each year. The property is now part of the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park.

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Windy Ridge, Forterra

Windy Ridge

Windy Ridge offers 640 acres of significant ecologic value including extensive tree canopy, old-growth forest, talus slopes, meadows and alpine lakes. Protected in 2019, Windy Ridge is part of decade-plus effort by Forterra to work with communities to conserve critical areas running from the Skykomish Valley near Stevens Pass to the Salish Sea at Everett.

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Skykomish River

Forterra worked with public and private partners to stop the spread of knotweed and other invasive weeds on the Skykomish River, improving and enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat. 

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Cross Laminated Timber

Forterra recognizes potential in CLT and mass timber products and is leading a broad coalition to address the diverse needs of the state’s communities: workforce and residential housing for a growing urban population, employment in rural areas and improved health in public forests through responsible sourcing.

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Green Duwamish River Forterra


A collaboration with community, jurisdictions, agencies, nonprofits and businesses that improved and accelerated watershed-scale stormwater runoff management actions in the Green/Duwamish watershed. Supporting and enhancing the environment, human health and the economy.

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Roslyn city

Roslyn, Washington

In partnership with the Roslyn Planning Advisory Team, the larger community, and other community stakeholders, Forterra is exploring how to develop a 30-acre parcel in a way that reflects Roslyn’s history and the community’s desire to live sustainably.

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CEdar River Morning Fog Forterra

Cedar River

A collaborative partnership of restoration efforts on the Cedar River that supported a healthy system – stabilizing banks, casting shade to keep the river cool for salmon, and providing food and shelter for wildlife.

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Thornton Creek RestoratioN Forterra

Thornton Creek

Forterra worked with private landowners and public partners like the Thornton Creek alliance and King County, to control knotweed along and restore healthy ecosystems within this highly urbanized watershed.

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Duwamish Hill Preserve River

Duwamish Hill Preserve

In 2001, Forterra, the City of Tukwila and local citizen group Friends of the Hill formed a partnership to work towards the preservation of a 10.5 acre parcel slated for industrial development. The parcel of historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila.

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