Saturday, November 24, 2007
Oregon's Deschutes Brewery Friday debuted its newest beer, Green Lakes Organic Ale, the first to be brewed with Salmon-Safe certified hops. The Bend, Ore.-based brewery got started on the idea four years ago when Deschutes brewmaster Larry Sidor began looking for organic barley to meet the company's criteria. To qualify for certification from the nonprofit Salmon-Safe, hops growers meet rigorous conservation requirements...
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Seattle tries a new hook to save salmon: A product label assures customers that farms and vineyards don't damage fish habitats
Los Angeles Times, December 2006
This is a city that takes its salmon very seriously - as a delicacy, and as a regional icon. Now a new citywide ad campaign is asking grocery shoppers to step up and do their part to save the salmon. The bus ads remind shoppers to look for the "Salmon-Safe" label, which blesses fresh locally produced eggs, milk, wine and produce. This label assures the customer that the agricultural practices of the farm or vineyard in question do not harm salmon habitat. It's a message that seems tailor-made for this city, where organic coffee shops, farmers markets and agricultural cooperatives flourish...
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wilcox farm earns 'Salmon-Safe' label: egg producer earns distinction by combining agriculture, conservation
The Olympian, March 2006
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The Olympian, September 2005
Friday, January 21, 2005
Capital Press, January 2005
Sunday, November 21, 2004
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...
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...