Large-Scale Infrastructure

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.

Download the Salmon-Safe Infrastructure Standards 
Download the Salmon-Safe Model Stormwater Guidelines for Infrastructure 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.

Choose a partner in your area.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 



Salmon-Safe green infrastructure standards are informed by implementation of our City of Portland Mayor's Challenge initiative, including evaluation of citywide stormwater treatment and other core infrastructure. In this photo, Salmon-Safe independent stormwater scientist Rich Horner, PhD, and other science team members evaluate Portland Water Bureau Construction Practices at Kelly Butte.

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