Monday, December 10, 2012
New Portland Bus-Side Campaign Celebrates Portland Parks Re-Certification Across 244 Parks & Natural Areas
Portland Parks & Recreation has been recertified by Salmon-Safe across its 10,000-acre system of parks and natural areas.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation(PP&R) has been re-certified by Salmon-Safe, an Oregon nonprofit promoting land management practices that help Pacific salmon thrive in west coast watersheds. The bureau was first certified by Salmon-Safe in 2004 and continues to be the only parks organization in the country designated as salmon-friendly by the certification program...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The South Waterfront area, with condos and apartments rising 30 stories, is perhaps the last place one might think of protecting salmon. After all, 90 percent of the new neighborhood is covered in pavement or buildings. But the developers and city planners included water-treating ponds, green roofs and other elements that would slow and clean storm water that might otherwise poison salmon and pollute the Willamette River...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification... Read the article.
Monday, September 8, 2008
An ecology group has dubbed the fledgling South Waterfront area as the city's first "salmon-safe" neighborhood. Salmon-Safe, which aims to help salmon spawn and thrive in restored watersheds, bestowed the designation on the neighborhood because developers have vowed to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries....
Thursday, July 24, 2008
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...
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Salmon-Safe Puget Sound starts with Parks, Campuses: University of Washington Bothell and other sites achieve certification
Salmon-Safe and its Seattle-based outreach partner The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) will announce today that the Washington State Department of Ecology headquarters campus, Port of Seattle Parks, and the co-located campus of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College have become the first urban Washington sites t