Land for communities and conservation, people and place.
we believe in land for good
We act strategically for critical ecosystems and consider the many ways land supports wellbeing, including economic opportunity and affordable housing, vibrant communities and recreational opportunities, working farms and forests and critical habitat. Some of our work moves quickly to ensure community and conservation assets aren’t lost, while other efforts take more than a decade.
Some are grand, like the 50,000-acre Teanaway Community Forest and others, such as slivers of Puget Sound shoreline are small but strategic. We do this by bringing unparalleled expertise and track record in aligning public and private partners towards voluntary conservation solutions. We do this because we believe in Land for Good.
impactful, innovative solutions
forterra as a long-term owner
Forterra has conserved more than 275,000 acres of community, habitat and recreational land to date. We currently manage more than 17,000 acres and are dedicated to the stewardship of these properties. We work with collaboratively with landowners, neighbors and third parties to conserve the land’s unique natural assets over the long-term.
Forterra as a Critical Facilitator
Leveraging our land expertise and operational resources, Forterra can help to facilitate and broker complex transactions. We work cooperatively and employ a wide range of innovative financing and funding mechanisms towards conservation acquisitions, land use planning, watershed assessment, community development, buy-and-hold, transaction facilitation and other conservation services
Forterra as a Partner with the Tribes of Washington
2022 highlighted project
Forterra and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources teamed up and successfully conserved 40 acres of old-growth forest in the Central Cascades along Hancock Creek. This property, now included in the Mt. Si Natural Resources Conservation Area, will conserve late successional forests that support habitat for threatened and endangered species.