Forterra fills a unique and important niche as the largest conservation and community building organization in Washington State. We are working to build the foundations for our region's sustainable environmental and economic futures in the face of a rapidly growing population. For over 20 years, Forterra has led efforts to conserve more than 173,000 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. We are developing conservation strategies that use market forces to leverage limited public and philanthropic funding and maximize conservation benefits.