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Photo by Barry Kovish


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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. 


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. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

New Portland Bus-Side Campaign Celebrates Portland Parks Re-Certification Across 244 Parks & Natural Areas

Portland Parks & Recreation has been recertified by Salmon-Safe across its 10,000-acre system of parks and natural areas.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Salmon-Safe parks? Only in Portland!

Metro Parents July 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation(PP&R) has been re-certified by Salmon-Safe, an Oregon nonprofit promoting land management practices that help Pacific salmon thrive in west coast watersheds. The bureau was first certified by Salmon-Safe in 2004 and continues to be the only parks organization in the country designated as salmon-friendly by the certification program...


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Salish Cliffs achieves first Salmon-Safe golf course certification

Squaxin Island Tribe’s new Salish Cliffs Golf Club has become the first “Salmon-Safe” certified golf course after successfully passing an exhaustive assessment verifying the Tribe’s commitment to protecting native habitat, managing water runoff, reducing pesticides, and advancing environmental practices throughout the region.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salmon-Safe Launches in B.C.

Vancouver Sun

A new eco-certification program that ensures B.C. ranchers, farmers and winemakers adopt practices that protect salmon and salmon habitat will officially launch Wednesday. A non-profit foundation based in Portland, Salmon Safe has already certified 22 ranches and farms in British Columbia during a one-year pilot and training program, according to Michelle Tung, manager of Salmon Safe BC. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eastmoreland Golf Course plays role in fish habitat restoration plans

Portland Tribune/The Bee

Some species of wildlife aren't appreciated at Eastmoreland Golf Course — and some are. The Canadian Geese that foul the greens are considered pests; workers with dogs chase them off. The beavers can also be pesky; left alone, they would turn the golf course into a wetland. Their dams, constructed in the dark of night, are removed by groundskeepers during the day. But native fish are enthusiastically welcomed. “We’re a ‘Salmon-Safe’ golf course,” smiles Eastmoreland Golf Course Superintendent Kathy Hauff.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront makes salmon feel right at home

The Oregonian

The South Waterfront area, with condos and apartments rising 30 stories, is perhaps the last place one might think of protecting salmon. After all, 90 percent of the new neighborhood is covered in pavement or buildings. But the developers and city planners included water-treating ponds, green roofs and other elements that would slow and clean storm water that might otherwise poison salmon and pollute the Willamette River...


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront deemed salmon friendly

Daily Journal of Commerce

Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification... Read the article.


Monday, September 8, 2008

South Waterfront earns "Salmon-Safe" status

Portland Business Journal

An ecology group has dubbed the fledgling South Waterfront area as the city's first "salmon-safe" neighborhood. Salmon-Safe, which aims to help salmon spawn and thrive in restored watersheds, bestowed the designation on the neighborhood because developers have vowed to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries....