Ways to Give

As people, we’re defined by what we care about, and what we do about it.

Your gift to Forterra has a permanent impact to sustain this place for future generations. In our nearly 30 years, we’ve secured 250,000 acres of land, thanks to support from people like you.

Just loving a place isn’t enough. You have to have a willingness to protect it.
Give Today

  • Legacy Giving

    Learn more about the many ways you can maximize your philanthropic giving and help meet your financial goals through gift planning. Please contact Shaila Davis to learn more about how a planned gift can help protect this place. And if you’ve already included Forterra in your will or estate plans, please let us know—we want to say thank you!

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  • Corporate Partnership

    What Forterra does and how we do it is profoundly impacted by our partners—leaders in building a sustainable region for all. Join us in making transformative change in our region.




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Forterra depends on dedicated volunteers to keep this place we call home special. This could mean getting your hands dirty in a restoration project, serving as a community leader implementing Forterra’s sustainability initiatives, putting your professional expertise to work, advocating in support of progressive regional planning policies or taking a year long role as a volunteer Forest Steward.

We’d love to help you find a role that’s a match.


    Each month, Forterra hosts dozens of restoration events with a wide range of activities. These activities can include planting young trees and plants to removing invasive and noxious weeds (blackberries and ivy). With no experience necessary, anyone is welcome to sign up. If you are ready to make a positive environmental impact in your community today, search through our event page to find an event local to you.

    Find a volunteer event


    Green City Partnership Network advances healthy natural open space in urban areas and empowers people to be agents of change in their own communities. Healthy forested parks and green spaces have the power to strengthen neighborhoods, provide safe access to nature and offer numerous benefits and “green services“ to our cities.

    Explore green city partnerships

Mitigate Your Carbon Footprint

Created on request from Pearl Jam to help mitigate the carbon footprint of their 2009/10 world tour, Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture provides an opportunity to address the accelerating issues of climate change, right here in our own backyard.

Now it’s your turn.

Photo by Hannah Letinich
  • Individuals

    Regardless of how simple a lifestyle we may lead, each one of us inevitably contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. In fact, the average American contributes 28.2* tons of CO2 per year to the atmosphere. With Evergreen Carbon Capture, it takes just five minutes to pay the Earth back.

    Mitigate your footprint

  • Businesses & Organizations

    Participating organizations reduce their impact globally while investing in the health of our local community. Members demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and gain exposure to people who care about the health and overall well-being of our planet.

    Calculate your footprint


We know one thing for certain: It takes a collective approach to keep this place special for generations to come. Here are some of our valued partners; not an exhaustive list by any means. We hope to keep forging partnerships.