Salmon Safe Soapbox
Photo by Barry Kovish


Friday, October 23, 2015

MEC headquarters is Canada’s first Salmon-Safe campus

The distinctive buildings and grounds that comprise the head office campus of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) on the eastern end of False Creek Flats in Vancouver have been certified as the first Salmon-Safe urban site in British Columbia. The recognition came today from the Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation, non-profit organizations that jointly deliver the Salmon-Safe program in BC.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Salmon-Safe certification helps propel UW to NCAA Division 1 sustainability award

Congratulations to University of Washington regarding the NACDA sustainability award for the environmentally innovative retrofit of Husky Stadium.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Join us in Seattle on Jan 28 for Salmon in the City

Returning to Seattle on January 28 is Salmon in the City, our free event highlighting innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and Puget Sound. NOAA Fisheries will present groundbreaking research regarding the impacts of urban stormwater on salmon and watersheds. The event will feature pioneering studio collaborations bridging architecture and ecology with leading ecologists and designers. 


Friday, October 2, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine features certification of Hopworks brewing campus

Smithsonian Magazine

An Oregon Brewery Is the First Ever to Go “Salmon-Safe”

Hopsworks Urban Brewery is the first in the United States to be certified Salmon-Safe


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vulcan angles to be nation's first 'Salmon-Safe' real estate developer

Portland Business Journal

During a Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver this week, Seattle-based Vulcan Inc., and a Portland-based nonprofit called Salmon-Safe urged real estate developers to decrease the impact of construction on the marine environment. Vulcan announced its commitment to Salmon-Safe's developer accreditation initiative. It's the nation's first such program, and Vulcan plans to be the first Salmon-Safe-accredited real estate developer.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Deschutes Brewery & Columbia Distributing Join Forces to Raise More than $16,000 for Salmon-Safe

Salmon-Safe is thrilled to announce that today we received a $16,600 donation from the Deschutes Brewery and Columbia Distributing Beer Machines Party held in Portland last month. The party, which was held during the annual Craft Brewers Conference, featured steam-punk style beer machines built by local artists. The donation was comprised of artist sales of the beer machines, with a matching donation from Deschutes Brewery.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newly expanded Salmon-Safe wine list

Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the  Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Announcing Salmon-Safe board expansion

Salmon-Safe is pleased to announce that environmental innovators from the sustainable business, architectural design, and conservation strategy communities have joined our 10-person board of directors to help guide our West Coast expansion. 

New members include:



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Biodynamic & beyond: announcing our new partnership with Demeter USA

Demeter, the U.S. certifier for Biodynamic® agriculture and products, today joined with Salmon-Safe, one of the nation’s leading regional eco-labels, in a new partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms. The collaboration was announced to an audience of Biodynamic growers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Meet Salmon-Safe's new Portland-based certification manager

Gearing up for West Coast expansion, we've doubled our Portland HQ staff. Welcome to Salmon-Safe to certification manager Anna Huttel, architect and, until recently, a leader in the Chicago green building community.

Anna manages the operation of Salmon-Safe's farm and urban certification and accreditation initiatives as well as coordinates program delivery through our Partner Network of collaborating organizations across the region. Contact Anna.