Skykomish Valley as seen from Maloney Rock
Photo by Carrie Hawthorne

Conservation and restoration

Land, water and community.

At Forterra, we emphasize Land for Good. Perhaps there is no more tangible example of that than how we approach conservation and restoration. Our focus on land is always with a greater social, environmental and economic purpose in mind. One example, we buy strategic parcels to create affordable housing for greater economic opportunities in communities that lack equitable access to capital and resources. We adhere to strict environmental guidelines — whether the acquisition is rural or urban. We also strive for a better social and economic outcome through land — whether that is by conserving farmland in perpetuity for local and regional food systems or conserving natural green spaces where highest-bidder housing would otherwise appear.

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In addition to Tulalip Tribes, Forterra continued to engage residents, elected officials, recreational user groups, and land managers throughout the Skykomish-Snohomish River Valley in discussions to identify challenges and opportunities for land uses that support multiple goals, including growth management, natural resources management, salmon recovery and economic development.

These are just a couple of many projects that tie back to our core principles and exemplify Land for Good. We see the connection between people, land, water and land use, and that effective solutions must consider all of these to be viable over the long-term. Within our commitment to Land for Good are all of these considerations that contribute to a lasting and sustainable environmental paradigm.

For more information contact us at info@forterra.org.