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Momentum grows for Kitsap Forest effort

North Kitsap Heritage Park has nearly doubled in size thanks to a 366-acre purchase by Kitsap County. Following on the heels of the County’s February 2014 purchase of 535 acres and 1.5 miles of forested shoreline on Port Gamble Bay, the Park’s expansion is another step in the Kitsap Forest ...

Over 1,000 acres of land in restoration in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recognized the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) and 10 years of successful collaboration between Forterra and the City of Seattle to build this important community resource that works to restore and care for the City’s forested parklands. Nov. 3, 2014 also marks the beginning of a year-long celebration ...

Four-generation family farm saved from development

Snohomish County and Forterra are pleased to announce the 190-acre Port Susan Farms near Stanwood is permanently conserved thanks to the purchase of a working farmland conservation easement. In 2006, lifelong dairy farmer Jeff Ellingsen, Forterra and Snohomish County began a partnership to protect the farm in a way that ...

Keeping Dead Man’s Pond habitat alive

Thanks to support from The Russell Family Foundation, Forterra was recently able to acquire five urban wetland acres in southwest Puyallup, known locally as Dead Man’s Pond, with the intention to permanently conserve it through a partnership with the City of Puyallup. Late last year, the City of Puyallup approached ...

240 acres near Lake Ozette conserved

The Makah Tribe and Forterra are pleased to announce the final conservation of 240 acres of forest land near Lake Ozette. The forested land includes a significant stretch of Umbrella Creek, which serves as critical spawning ground for the endangered Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon. “This marks a great step forward ...

Forterra conserves 128 acres of estuarine and forest land in Pacific County

Forterra has purchased 128 acres of high-quality estuarine and forest land on Willapa Bay in Pacific County for permanent conservation. The property, known as Sunshine Coast, includes one mile of shoreline and is located near the point where the Naselle River feeds into southern Willapa Bay. The property contains forested ...
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