Conserve Land

Gregg Erickson

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In over twenty years, we’ve conserved nearly 234,000 acres of important urban green space, working lands, and rivers, streams and forests throughout the region.

We employ traditional conservation tools such as land purchases, donations, conservation easements and ownership agreements. We’re also implementing innovative conservation tools like Transfer of Development rights and the Landscape Conservation and Local Infrastructure Program, a tool Forterra led through the 2011 legislative session.

Transfer of Development Rights

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) is a market-based mechanism that promotes growth, while conserving working forest and prime agricultural.

Ecosystem Services Markets

Ecosystem Services Markets help developers avoid and minimize damage to sensitive natural areas and offset unavoidable impacts with restoration or enhancement of other areas.

Protected Lands

In over twenty years, we’ve conserved over 234,000 acres of important urban green space, working lands, and rivers, streams and forests throughout the region.

Land Stewardship

Once our precious lands are conserved, they need continual monitoring, restoration and stewardship. We are responsible for stewarding over 14,300 acres!

Conservation Initiatives

Learn more about Forterra's major conservation iniatives in the Central Cascades region and across the Olympic Peninsula.

Stewardship Initatives

We are commited to long-term restoration efforts on many lands and properties around the region.