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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Farmers recognized for salmon efforts: 'Salmon-safe' program aims for peaceful coexistence

The Olympian, September 2005


Friday, July 22, 2005

As Oregon Salmon Struggle, Wineries Chip In to Help

Wine Spectator, July 2005


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Farming with Wild Salmon In Mind

In Good Tilth, July 2005


Friday, January 21, 2005

Four Washington farms earn Salmon-Safe certification

Capital Press, January 2005


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Four farms earn fish-friendly label

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, November 2004
A new program that labels some farms as safe for salmon is changing how four western Washington farmers manage their land, and could influence how others do, too. In the same way buildings are ranked for their green features and wood is specially marked if it is harvested sustainably, a new eco-label can now be applied to farms, according to an independent third-party's evaluation criteria. Four farms in Snoqualmie were recently tagged "Salmon Safe" as part of a pilot program funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the King Conservation District...


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Pesticide Free Plan Begins: In an experiment, the Parks Bureau will eliminate weeds by hand

The Oregonian, September 2004


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Fish-friendly agriculture: Applegate watershed program encourages farmers to use practices that cut down on erosion, pollution

Medford Mail Tribune, April 2004

"Sound agricultural practices can be a real benefit to the environment, to local ecosystems as well as communities and farmers," said Tim Franklin, manager of the Yale Creek Ranch in the Little Applegate River watershed. The farmer organized the Salmon-Safe Applegate program for the Applegate Watershed Council. The program promotes fish-friendly farming: sound agricultural practices to reduce erosion and pollution into streams...


Sunday, March 21, 2004

Good label manners: Not all "eco-labels" are created equal

Grist Magazine, March 2004


Friday, November 21, 2003

Wine industry partners with Salmon-Safe for clean streams

Hillsboro Argus, November 2003

Dreams of tasty wine and healthy salmon swim beyond the dinner table as Salmon-Safe, a Portland-based salmon conservation program, encourages area vineyards to use salmon-friendly farming. Dan Kent, managing director of Salmon-Safe, says erosion and runoff from hillside vineyards can wash toxins and silt into the Tualatin Valley Rivershed, reducing salmon survival rates... Read the article.


Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Water, Wine & Dine

Northwest Palate

Want to help give wild salmon a fighting chance? October is "Salmon-Safe" wine and food month in Oregon, a celebration of the wineries and environmental groups that are working to enhance the watersheds and streams that host migrating salmon. The Portland chapter of Chefs Collaborative is partnering with SOLV, Salmon-Safe/LIVE certified wineries, restaurants, and wine retailers in a month-long promotion of sustainable wines, wild salmon, locally produced food, and SOLV's stream-restoration efforts.