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Mukilteo Saves Historic Japanese Gulch for Community

The City of Mukilteo has purchased 98 acres within Japanese Gulch for $5.4 million dollars from the court-ordered Metropolitan Mortgage liquidation trust. The acquisition will permanently preserve the gulch for community park uses and resolve the potential for conflicting industrial and traffic impacts on Mukilteo and Everett neighborhoods. The City’s ...

535 acres of Port Gamble Bay protected with community benefit

Kitsap County has purchased 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay for permanent conservation. It is the first acquisition of the multi-year Kitsap Forest & Bay Project, and has tremendous community benefit. The purchase was announced Feb. 12, 2014. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project ...

120-acres in Pacific County acquired for conservation

Forterra has purchased 120-acres of high-quality estuarine, riparian and forest land near Willapa Bay in Pacific County for permanent conservation. Ownership of the land was transferred to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for long-term management and stewardship. The purchase was completed Sept. 27, 2013. The property sits on ...

Teanaway purchase clears way for Washington’s first community forest

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Forterra today announced the purchase of 50,272 acres in the headwaters of the Yakima Basin watershed that are being designated as the Teanaway Community Forest. The Teanaway acquisition is the largest single land transaction ...

TDR updates drive Snohomish sustainability goals

The Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted an update to the County’s Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program on Sept. 4, 2013. The updates make the program a more effective tool for conservation and development, and contribute to regional sustainability. County Council leaders and staff, Snohomish Planning and Development Services and ...

Old growth forest protected in Tacoma’s watershed

Forterra purchased 344-acres of forest land along Sawmill Creek from Plum Creek Timber Company for permanent conservation in December 2012. The Sawmill Creek property was the largest privately-owned swath of old growth forest left in the Green River Valley and contains habitat for spotted owl and other wildlife species. Conservation ...
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