Perspectives — Blog
At Forterra, our work spans from securing wild places and farms, to land in the city for parks and affordable housing and creating innovative policy.
Read the latest about the work we’re doing and the people and places who shape it.
Forterra’s second Ampersand Live showcased a diverse group of storytellers joyfully celebrating what we love about the Pacific Northwest.
For the second year, Forterra is putting on a live edition of its biannual magazine, Ampersand, with “Ampersand Live,” a fast-moving and unrehearsed show of 16 different performances in which locals from all disciplines explore and connect the audience to their relationship with the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Tribes have unique spiritual, cultural, managerial and legal relationships to the land. Tribal leaders and activists came together at UW’s Intellectual House for a conversation that explored the history, present and future of Indigenous land rights.
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries—oh my! Forterra Regional Leader Amanda Nathan reminisces of a berry-filled childhood in Pierce County while addressing Forterra’s conservation projects working to protect farms and encourage economic prosperity in the South Sound.
A walk through the Morse Wildlife Preserve transports you to a different world. It’s thanks to the dedicated volunteers who have worked over the past 20 years to turn this space into a community treasure.
With an emphasis on restoring salmon habitat, removing invasive weeds and installing native vegetation, Forterra’s WCC crew is an efficient machine capable of carrying out complex, important projects.
White Farm is one of the largest contiguous blocks of farmland in Pierce County and borders over 210 acres of protected farmland and open space. The benefits to the community are multiple. Given its countless benefits, how can we calculate how much something like White Farm is worth?
Gene Duvernoy’s hike in Alpine Lakes Wilderness serves as a reminder of just how important the Land and Water Conservation Fund is to the wilderness areas in Washington. LWCF protects and supports some our most treasured spaces but it expires in less than 100 days.
Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture Project Manager assesses the footprint of her summer adventures with Forterra’s new carbon calculator. Learn how much carbon a flight across the country or adventures into the Cascades contribute and what you can do about it.
The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project has the potential to shape the future of the entire Kitsap Peninsula—the protected forestland and shoreline will serve as a backbone to a regional land and water trail system, giving residents and visitors educational and recreational opportunities throughout the peninsula.
A recount of Seed & Feed in June where we explored the evolution of our urban neighborhoods through the lens of some of Pioneer Square’s chief revivalists.
The innovative transfer of development rights program is a way to protect farmland and encourage building in more urban areas. It’s a program that works and it needs to be preserved.