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Pristine estuary conservation increases habitat

Forterra and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) conserved in perpetuity 162 acres of estuary, freshwater wetlands and forested buffer in Chetlo Harbor along the southeast shore of Willapa Bay. Forterra purchased the property from Hancock Timber Resource Group using $350,000 in funding from U.S. Fish & Wildlife ...

Community celebrates first Green Kent Day

On Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. - noon, hundreds of volunteers, Kent’s mayor and others will join the Green Kent Partnership at the first annual Green Kent Day, a day of volunteer restoration events to celebrate the Partnership’s great successes. The Green Kent Partnership is public-private collaboration among the ...

Tacoma adopts TDR, joins regional effort

The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 25, 2012 to adopt its first transfer of development rights (TDR) program. The program will allow Tacoma to promote economic development and growth in its 16 mixed-use centers while protecting important farm and timber lands, wildlife habitat, and Tacoma’s historic buildings. TDR ...

Urban forest benefits quantified in new report

What are Seattle’s trees doing for you? That’s the focus of a new report on the multi-year effort by the Green Cities Research Alliance to examine the environmental value and benefits of Seattle’s urban forest. Seattle’s Forest Ecosystem Values: Analysis of the Structure, Function, and Economic Values was published in ...

Community benefits from land acquisition in Tukwila

The City of Tukwila and Forterra has closed on a land transaction with a private owner to expand the Duwamish Hill Preserve, a historically, culturally and ecologically significant piece of land along the Duwamish River in north Tukwila. The City purchased 1.9 acres from owner Elmer James White, Jr. increasing ...

Conservation easement protects forest at Riffe Lake

Thanks to last week’s purchase of a conservation easement by Tacoma Power, approximately 1,850 acres of working timberland and valuable wildlife habitat in the area known as Peterman Hill above Lewis County’s Riffe Lake will be conserved from development in perpetuity. The conservation easement was negotiated by the Washington Department ...
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