what we do
Protecting land for nature, land for people and land for good.
Forterra envisions people and nature in a place where everyone belongs.
For more than 30 years we’ve been bringing about powerful, practical and positive change. We use our expertise in land-based programs to help ensure that our communities are thriving environmentally, socially and economically. From conducting land transactions, stewarding land, and engaging communities to conceiving and advancing forward-thinking policies – Forterra innovates and scales solutions to address the climate crisis and support equitable, green and prosperous communities. For more information, view our 2022 – 2024 strategic plan map here.
IT ALL COMES BACK TO THE LAND.
How we use our land creates our future. From local food at the farmer’s market, parks and urban forests to affordable housing in vibrant communities, recreation opportunities, and working farms and forests – it all comes back to the land. Explore our methods below.
Land Conservation & STEWARDSHIP
Forterra protects threatened natural resources, habitat and recreational land, and has conserved more than 275,000 acres of community, habitat and recreational land to date
Our innovative, landscape-scale approach ensures the protection of critical conservation and community assets —aiming to protect natural resources, grow within our existing footprint, support overburdened communities and respond to the climate crisis.
policy & community programming
Forterra crafts equitable solutions that enable collaboration and self-determination. Working alongside communities, Forterra’s work scales innovative opportunities for policy design, attainable home ownership, community-led stewardship, food systems, generational transfer and land reclamation.