Visiting Lands Managed and Stewarded by Forterra

Forterra has conserved more than 275,000 acres of community, habitat and recreational land in western Washington and the central Cascades. We work collaboratively with landowners, neighbors and third parties to conserve the land’s unique natural assets over the long-term, providing benefits to communities and access to natural spaces throughout the region.
We currently manage more than 17,000 acres and are dedicated to the stewardship of these lands. You can visit many of these parks, forests and wetlands and experience them firsthand!
Scroll down to learn more about some of these special places.
A bird's-eye view of Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls.

Visit Lake Serene

The Lake Serene Trail has long been of Washington’s most popular day hikes. In Ira Spring and Harvey Manning’s “100 Classic Hikes in Washington” it is described as a “jewel of the first order" featuring beautiful and tranquil experience of hiking ...
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The Hazel Wolf Wetlands contain several different wetland and forest habitats. This varied landscape supports many of our area's beautiful and sensitive plants and wild-life. The wetlands are also key to a network of protected habitats stretching from the Issaquah Alps to Lake Sammamish. These wetlands help control the quality and quantity of water flowing through Beaver Lake all the way to Lake Sammamish.

Visit Hazel Wolf Wetlands

The Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is one of the most pristine wetland-based wildlife refuges in King County. The preserve’s 116 acres were preserved in 1995, offering trails which lace though Hazel Wolf Wetland’s rich vegetation, diverse species and even a beaver dam ...
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Visit Morse Wildlife Preserve

Visit Morse Wildlife Preserve

Situated near the headwaters of the north fork of Muck Creek, the 238-acre preserve is a mosaic of conifer forest, wetlands, oak savanna and prairie provide an exceptional educational and recreational experience. Open to the public on the second Sunday each month ...
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Visit Gold Creek

Visit Gold Creek

Gold Creek Pond is an ADA accessible, paved loop path featuring exceptional scenic views throughout the Gold Creek Valley with plenty of areas to enjoy a picnic, skip rocks in the pond and enjoy the beautiful scenery. On a clear day you may enjoy ample wildlife viewing views across the ...
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