Who We Are

Forterra is the largest conservation and community building organization in the Northwest.

Gregg Erickson

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Forterra's mission is to act with immediacy to protect, enhance and steward our region's most precious resources—its communities and its landscapes. Filling a unique niche as the largest conservation and community building organization in Washington State, we are working to build the foundations for our sustainable environmental and economic futures in the face of a rapidly growing population. For over 20 years, Forterra has successfully led efforts to conserve nearly 234,000 acres of forests, farms, shorelines, parks and natural areas and restore critical landscapes.

Guided by a belief that broad inclusion garners broader success, Forterra is advancing an innovative new approach to conservation that encourages collaboration across all sectors and balances environmental, social and economic needs. We emphasize the link between vibrant cities and healthy rural lands and use creative new ways to protect land on a scale never seen before.

The Cascade Agenda

The Cascade Agenda is a 100 year action plan for the communities and lands of King, Kittitas, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

The Olympic Agenda

The Olympic Agenda is an emerging vision with the residents of the Olympic Peninsula that will help shape a future of great communities and healthy landscapes.

The Need

In the next 100 years, our population will double. If we don’t act now, the things that make this region great will be jeopardized.

Our Impact

We're making positive impacts on water quality, climate change, animal habitat, economic development, community building and much more.

Our Approach

We are advancing an innovative approach to conservation that encourages collaboration across all sectors and balances environmental, social and economic needs.

Careers

Join Forterra's team of smart, dedicated individuals!

Our People

Forterra is led by an incredible group of individuals.