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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. 


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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.


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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.


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Driven by cost and conscience, Oregon's golf courses are going green

The Oregonian

It may be that golf's swing mantra -- keep your head down -- keeps players focused on birdies, not birds. But whether golfers notice or not, when the gallery along the ninth fairway at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City includes a dive-bombing kestrel and a redtail hawk, it's apparent that change is making the turn. Specifically, golf is getting greener. Across the United States, but especially in the Pacific Northwest and particularly in the Portland area, golf courses are adopting environmentally sustainable practices... The Portland group Salmon-Safe is developing its own checklist of measurable standards for golf courses. Meeting them would allow a course to boast that it's been certified as a place where the course management practices don't harm fish...


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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Salmon in Sneakers? Salmon-Safe is the Latest Green Emblem

The Oregonian

It's a scary summer for salmon off the Oregon coast, part of a long decline for the region's favorite fish. But in the city, salmon get safer every day. They're safe at college (Portland State University), safe at a trade show (at the Oregon Convention Center) and safe in the nation's first salmon-safe neighborhood (to be revealed later this summer). So many urban institutions in Oregon and Washington are lining up for Salmon-Safe certification from the nonprofit that bestows it...