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Monday, July 14, 2014

Announcing 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 newly recruited certification manager Anna Huttel, architect and, until recently, a leader in the Chicago green building community.

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


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Salmon-Safe releases updated accreditation standards for construction management

Building on momentum with some of the region's largest contractors, Salmon-Safe today releases newly updated accreditation standards for pollution prevention in large-scale construction management with the goal of helping environmentally innovative builders achieve zero sediment runoff across their entire operations.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hero of Butterflies? Van Duzer Vineyards earns Salmon-Safe "Hero of Salmon" award for native butterfly restoration

Today Salmon-Safe presented our “Hero of Salmon” award to Oregon's Van Duzer Vineyards for exceptional work in protection of landscape-level biodiversity in vineyards and adjacent natural areas. The award, a chinook salmon sculpture in stainless steel, is hand crafted from a salvaged Oregon highway sign. It is presented annually by Salmon-Safe to a Northwest wine grower at the LIVE annual meeting. Recent winners have included Ponzi Vineyards and Goschie Farms.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seeking a Certification Manager to join Salmon-Safe in Portland

Deadline for applications closed on April 15.

Salmon-Safe is gearing up for West Coast expansion and we need your help. Functioning with a single fulltime employee and a regional network of implementation partners has gotten us far but we are committed to inspiring landscape level change in water quality protection and habitat conservation. That's why we're creating a certification manager position to join our headquarters staff.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Brewing a Watershed Revolution

In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower.


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Newly expanded Salmon-Safe wine list

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 280+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Join us Dec. 17 for Salmon-Safe holiday open house & happy hour

Please join us on Dec. 17, 4:30pm-6:30pm, for a holiday happy hour in the downtown office that has become Portland's confluence for river protection and native fish conservation. Salmon-Safe proudly shares space with our parent organization, Pacific Rivers Council, and other leading conservation organizations American Rivers, Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Save our Wild Salmon


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lewis & Clark is first private college certified Salmon-Safe

Portland's Lewis & Clark College, home of the leading U.S. environmental law school, has become the first private college to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. The award was the culmination of a two-year process with the college in further evolving the campus towards Salmon-Safe certification.


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Joining with Hopworks to roll out Salmon-Safe IPX

We're lined up at the bar in anticipation of the official rollout of Hopworks Urban Brewery Salmon-Safe IPX, featuring certified hops from our two pioneering hops growers, Goschie Farms and Roy Farms, in the Willamette and Yakima respectively. The dedication is at 5pm this Tuesday at Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Portland Mayor issues Salmon-Safe Challenge to City

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales issued a World Environment Day challenge to the city's bureaus to become Salmon-Safe. 


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