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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newly expanded Salmon-Safe wine list

Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the  Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hero of Butterflies? Van Duzer Vineyards earns Salmon-Safe "Hero of Salmon" award for native butterfly restoration

Today Salmon-Safe presented our “Hero of Salmon” award to Oregon's Van Duzer Vineyards for exceptional work in protection of landscape-level biodiversity in vineyards and adjacent natural areas. The award, a chinook salmon sculpture in stainless steel, is hand crafted from a salvaged Oregon highway sign. It is presented annually by Salmon-Safe to a Northwest wine grower at the LIVE annual meeting. Recent winners have included Ponzi Vineyards and Goschie Farms.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Join us for Trout Unlimited's "Feast from Field to Stream": Sept. 2 in the Methow Valley

How about a late summer road trip to the Methow Valley? Please join us for Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited's fabulous Feast of Field and Stream on Sunday, September 2, at Methow Valley Ciderhouse!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wineries helping the World: Food & Wine Magazine features Salmon-Safe

Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine features the nation's top eco causes for wineries including Salmon-Safe, organic certification, and even LEED-certification for winery facilities. "The wine industry is taking all kinds of environmentally-friendly measures.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Uncorked for Valentine's Day: Salmon-Safe wine list expands

We've wrapped up our vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the  Salmon-Safe wine list just in time for Valentine's Day. Since 1996, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify more than 250 Salmon-Safe vineyards.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Check out our latest video, "Salmon-Safe: Good for Farmers. Good for Fish"

Salmon-Safe is pleased to announce the release of Good for Farmers. Good for Fish, an inspiring new video from the Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited filmed on location in Washington's interior Columbia Basin. The four-minute video features Salmon-Safe pioneer in the Methow watershed Blue Bird Grain Farm as well as Bartella Farm in the Okanogan watershed.


Monday, December 19, 2011

British Columbia wine industry comes on stream with Salmon-Safe certification

Wines & Vines Magazine

British Columbia vineyards are among the most recent additions to Oregon’s expanding Salmon Safe program. “Protecting the salmon, for us, is as important as protecting all other components in the system,” said David Avery, principal of 2,000-case Lotusland Vineyards in Abbotsford. Lotusland sources grapes from 35 acres of vineyard at seven sites in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley in the shadow of Washington state’s Mount Baker.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Gearing up for a Salmon-Safe Thanksgiving: Canadian-style

Last month we joined with Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)  and Fraser Basin Council to launch Salmon-Safe in British Columbia  (read the Vancouver Sun Salmon-Safe feature). A few weeks later and Salmon-Safe


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. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Updated Salmon-Safe farm standards released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our all-new farm standards that primarily incorporates a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. A more substantial revision 2.0 will be out by late summer that includes extensive scientific and environmental community review comments.