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Forterra and Pierce County Complete Transfer of Key Property on Fennel Creek

Highlights• The transfer of 14 acres of key salmon habitat on Fennel Creek.• Creates a permanent conservation zone in Pierce County.• Helps restore salmon habitat for cultural, environmental and food needs. BONNEY LAKE, WA—Forterra today announced the transfer of ownership of 14 acres along Fennel Creek to Pierce County for ...
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Forterra Acquires 46 Acres Along East Fork Satsop River as part of the State’s Aquatic Species Restoration Plan for the Chehalis Basin

Highlights • This floodplain property is another key parcel conserved in Washington’s second largest watershed.• This acquisition, in coordination with regional partners, contributes to the state’s Aquatic Species Restoration Plan, which seeks to restore the 2,700-square-mile Chehalis Basin.• The state will complete floodplain restoration and habitat enhancement on the property ...
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Forterra Completes Creative Buy-and-Hold Transfer of Lake Washington Property for Conservation

Highlights · Conserves two parcels of Lake Washington waterfront· This site provides the only Lake Washington public access along the five-mile stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail· Prevents private development of a key waterfront property on Lake Washington LAKE FOREST PARK, WA —Forterra today transferred Lake Washington waterfront property to the ...
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Forterra and Local Landowner Conserve 44 Acres Along Yakima River

ELLENSBURG, WA — Forterra, a Washington-based nonprofit land trust, worked alongside local resident and landowner Ralla Vickers to conserve Vicker’s 44-acre property along the Yakima River. The property has a healthy riparian habitat important for salmon and other migratory wildlife. Vicker’s property is a 44-acre site that sits directly along ...
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Forterra and Pierce Conservation District Conserve Property Along South Prairie Creek as Part of Larger 16-year Restoration Effort

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Pierce Conservation District and Forterra, a Washington-based nonprofit land trust, conserved critical salmon habitat along South Prairie Creek, a major tributary of the Carbon River and the Puyallup River. This recent acquisition is part of a larger multi-stakeholder 16-year effort to reconnect wildlife habitats and floodplains ...
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MultiCare Invests $5 Million in Forterra Fund to Improve Community Health through Affordable Housing

TACOMA, Wash. —MultiCare Health System is proud to announce a $5 million investment in affordable housing in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood through Forterra’s Strong Communities Fund II (SCF II), which partners with communities to lower the cost of home ownership. The new community-designed project will have four buildings with an anticipated ...
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