Land Stewardship

Help care for the lands upon which our sustainable future depends.

From neighborhood parks stewarded by volunteers, to managing our iconic conserved landscapes, to restoring river and floodplain habitat along the Cedar and Duwamish Rivers, your support takes care of the lands we all love.

Pulling invasive species to restore the health of the land
Photo by Bill Bankson
  • Green City Partnerships

    In cities throughout the region, we engage community volunteers to restore public lands in urban areas to help restore and maintain our urban parks while building community and an ethics of stewardship throughout cities in our region.

    Green Cities

  • Forterra lands stewardship and restoration

    We care for and tend to the lands and conservation easements Forterra is responsible for in 12 counties to enhance their ecological and community value.

    Forterra lands

  • Riparian corridors

    We restore the riparian and floodplain habitat along our critical waterways: the Cedar River, Green-Duwamish River, Bear Creek Watershed, and Skykomish River.

    Riparian efforts

When I see a child having a real encounter with a tree that she’s planting, or when I hear someone at a work party saying, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever picked up a shovel,’ that’s why I get out of bed in the morning.
Dylan Mendenhall, Schmitz Park Forest Steward

Related Perspectives and News

Green Seattle Partnership: 2015 Game Changer

Green Seattle Partnership received Forterra’s Game Changer Award for its decade-long dedicated service to restoring Seattle’s forested parks and natural areas. To date, GSP has restored 1,000 acres; its stewards and volunteers have worked 722,500 hours and have planted 169,000 trees.

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From illegal bridges to invasives

Once land is conserved, both natural and human forces impact the health of the land. Learn how Forterra maintains over 15,000 acres in Washington.

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Wildfires in our backyard

As the fires across Washington continue to grow, Forterra Conservation Director and former wildland firefighter, Jordan Rash, calls on us to support the communities affected by the fires.

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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…

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The natural legacy we leave to future generations shouldn’t be part of the D.C. political scrum

Protecting our land and water used to be above politics. It should be again. Iroquois wisdom held that we should…

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Friends of the forest: Volunteers go to work on Green Everett Day

More than 100 volunteers dug holes, placed plants and spread mulch Saturday morning at Forest Park for Green Everett Day.…

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Port offers environmental grants to airport communities | Organizations encouraged to submit applications for ecology projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 20, 2017 Contact: Brian DeRoy Media Officer, Port of Seattle deroy.b@portseattle.org 206.787.6801   SEATTLE —…

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