New Markets

High quality of life in the future requires investment now. Relying on public funding and philanthropy is insufficient; we need solutions that harness private investment in our communities and rural lands. Forterra provides consulting and direct services to create and operate innovative, market-based approaches to support sustainability.

Looking up to the tree canopy on Mailbox Peak
Photo by Carrie Hawthorne
  • Transfer of Development Rights

    Forterra and partners provide consulting services to cities and counties to develop voluntary, market-based approaches to conserving land while promoting economic development in areas that can accommodate growth.

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  • Evergreen Carbon Capture

    Evergreen Carbon Capture provides companies, organizations and individuals the opportunity to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and contribute to local tree planting efforts.

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  • LEED Renewal Restoration

    Forterra provides local open space restoration for real estate and development firms seeking US Green Building Council LEED status for projects.

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Building for a Sustainable Future

In 2015, Forterra spearheaded a conversation with about eighty stakeholders to discuss leveraging CLT and mass timber products to improve forest health, stimulate employment in rural communities, and house a growing urban population. Just over three years and an established CLT Coalition later, engagement has grown substantially.


Development = Conservation

When you walk through South Lake Union, words you might think of include Amazon, Paul Allen, tech, REI, Vulcan, Pink Elephant, growth, MOHAI, development and… conservation? How our innovative program is transforming our region’s landscape.


Empower Happy Hour

What are the most impactful personal and business choices you can make to fight climate change? We recently posed this question to over 50 people at Empower Happy Hour—an event we co-hosted with Green Canopy Homes designed to bring people together and spark conversation about topics that matter in our community.


2017 Forterra Annual Breakfast

The Forterra Annual Breakfast once again brought together an amazing community of diverse, talented people. And we know that it takes all of us to secure the future we want for this region—from conserving lands and stewarding them, to seeding livelihoods for all.


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…


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…


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…


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.…