Salmon-Safe's latest certification initiative is comprehensive green street design and infrastrucuture development standards that integrate the principles of low impact development (LID) site design while focusing on reduction of nonpoint source pollution and the areas of habitat vulnerability most critical to survival of salmonids. Salmon-Safe infrastructure standards are designed for mass transit, neighborhood scale stormwater treatment, green street, municipal water system, and other large-scale projects.
Developed through a series of pilot projects with City of Portland through our Mayor's Challenge initiative, Salmon-Safe infrastructure standards strategically apply a number of existing Salmon-Safe tools as well as our our new standards for large-scale construction management, the nation’s first accreditation program recognizing construction firms for excellence in water quality protection.
Benefits of Certifying Infrastructure
Salmon-Safe provides important benefits to municipalities and others pilot participants including validation of environmental performance, public credibility and engagement, and enhanced operational efficiency and cost savings. Salmon-Safe certification also can communicate to state and federal regulators that a project is out front with respect to meeting regulatory mandates like the Endangered Species Act.
Interested in Piloting Green Infrastructure Certification?
To find about more about Salmon-Safe certification, please contact:
- For Puget Sound inquiries, contact Ellen Southard at Stewardship Partners
- For Oregon, California, and British Columbia inquiries, and any other questions about certification, contact Salmon-Safe