Pope Resources is selling $4.6 million worth of land to Seattle-based conservation organization Forterra, including 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline in Kistap County, Wash.
"This land sale that preserves forests, beaches and trails for future generations is the culmination of nearly a decade of efforts by the local community," said David L. Nunes, president and CEO. "We are pleased to have played a role in creating this win-win outcome with additional help from our neighboring landowners and government agency representatives at the county, state and federal levels."
Forterra acquired the land with the aid of various state and federal grants. Kitsap County now owns the forestland, with ownership of the tidelands in the hands of Washington State's Department of Natural Resources.
The sale plays into the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project's 6,700-acre conservation goal, which has been a long-term coordinated effort between Pope Resources, the Suquamish and Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes, Kitsap County, the Great Peninsula Conservancy and the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition.