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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.


Sunday, September 21, 2003

Chefs, wineries and SOLV promote Salmon Safe month

The Oregonian

October has been designated Salmon Safe wine and food month by several organizations trying to raise awareness of the environmental impact of food choices. They're hosting the second annual, month-long Water, Wine & Dine event... Read the article.


Saturday, September 20, 2003

On the Northwest Vine: Which reds, whites are green?

The Oregonian, September 2003

Throughout October, you'll see notices at grocery stores and restaurants promoting the "Water, Wine and Dine" program. Here's the deal: For every participating Salmon-Safe and/or LIVE-certified wine you purchase, participating restaurants and stores will make a donation to SOLV's stream restoration efforts. It's an admirable cross-promotional effort... Read the article.


Friday, September 19, 2003

Eco-wine labels

The Oregonian, September 2003

Confused about the logos on wine labels? Here's a quick primer. Salmon-Safe: A Salmon-Safe vineyard practices water-use management and takes erosion-control steps (such as planting cover crops) to maintain water quality and salmon habitat. The logo depicts two salmon in an "S" formation... Read the article.


Sunday, January 19, 2003

Portland Parks Managed with Salmon in Mind

Restoration, January 2003

In Wilderness is the preservation of the World, wrote Henry David Thoreau back in 1862. That belief has kept civilization returning to the wild and bringing pieces of the wild back into our cities, mostly in the form of parks designed to help us free ourselves from the trammels and stress of urban life and enjoy nature...

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