Forterra says it closed last month on its purchase of land near Gold Bar from Weyerhaeuser.
SEATTLE — A Seattle-based land conservancy has purchased 0.3 square miles of land from a timber company to preserve the popular Lake Serene Trail.
The Seattle Times reported that a Friday news release from the nonprofit Forterra says it closed last month on its purchase from Weyerhaeuser.
Forterra organized a fundraiser to purchase the land when Weyerhaeuser said it planned to log in the area and close the trail east of Gold Bar.
Forterra is an unconventional land trust that works across Washington’s communities and landscapes, from the ranches and shrub-steppe of the Yakima basin, to the estuaries, farms and forests of Washington’s coast, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, towns and rural communities. Working cooperatively with people and nature, Forterra drives land stewardship, management and planning; innovative programs and policies; farming and forestry approaches; community ownership opportunities; and development solutions. Visit www.forterra.org.