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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. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Join us for Trout Unlimited's "Feast from Field to Stream": August 21 in the Okanogan Valley

How about a summer road trip to the Okanogan Valley? Please join us for Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited's fabulous Feast of Field and Stream on Sunday, August 21st, at Bluebird Grain Farm! The dinner will showcase farms participating in TU's rapidly expanding Inland Northwest Salmon-Safe project, including Bluebird Grain Farm, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyard, and the Okanogan Producers Marketing Association.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Willamette Valley Vineyards wins our "Hero of Salmon" Design Contest

The first time we saw one of those billboard-sized Willamette Valley Vineyards Salmon-Safe truck wraps on I-5 near Portland, we knew that we were reaching a new audience with a message about how wine growers our helping restore our salmon watersheds.


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Peeling Back the Label

Audubon Magazine

In the current food special issue, Audubon Magazine make sense of environmental claims on food products lining grocery store aisles. Here’s what they had to say about Salmon-Safe: 


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Friday, February 18, 2011

New Salmon-Safe video: Save Wild Salmon

This new Stewardship Partners video by filmmaker Donovan Greene beautifully captures the Salmon-Safe program. The video features leading Salmon-Safe Washington operations Oxbow Center & Organic Farm and Novelty Hill-Januik Winery.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Seattle's KING5 TV features Salmon-Safe and PCC Natural Markets

KING5 TV

 Salmon-Safe's Ellen Southard and PCC Natural Markets' Chef Lynne Vea celebrated the Salmon-Safe certification of PCC's new store in Edmonds, Washington, with a morning appearance and cooking demonstration on KING5 TV's New Day Northwest.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The American Way

Fork Magazine

English wine writer Fiona Beckett packs her bags for an American adventure in tasting wines across Oregon and Washington. One discovery she makes is just how green the Northwest wine region has become. Fiona takes note of " ...the imaginative Salmon-Safe, a conservation programme in which the wine industry is involved to protect the native wild salmon."  Download the article.


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oregon's food-friendly pinot gris

Washington Post

Many Oregon winemakers will tell you their pinot noir is the best wine to pair with salmon. And they are not alone in that contention. Serving pinot noir with salmon has almost become gospel, one of those "but of course!" matches that brook no debate, such as cabernet with steak... Oregon today leads the nation in certifying vineyards for environmentally friendly farming practices. An umbrella certification, Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine, encompasses organic and biodynamic certifications, as well as Low Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE) and Salmon Safe certification.


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Join us for Wine+Pear+Cheese Celebration at Ecotrust

Salmon-Safe, Ecotrust, and Edible Portland are celebrating Northwest abundance, seasonal flavors, and responsible land stewardship in a round-robin evening of artisanal wine, pear and cheese pairings. Explore terroir, seasonality and artisan craftsmanship while enjoying Walla Walla Salmon-Safe wines from Vinea, hand-crafted cheeses, Northwest pears, and unique flavors created by Portland's most innovative chefs.


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Salmon-Safe Wines Catching on in the Northwest

KNDO/KNDU TV Tri-Cities, Yakima

You may have seen the words "Salmon Safe" on the wine list at your favorite restaurant. It's an earth-friendly practice that seems to be catching on in the Northwest and the Walla Walla Valley. According to the Salmon-Safe website, it says it "helps vineyards protect and restore salmon habitat by planting trees on streams, growing cover crops to control run-off, and apply natural methods to control weeds and pests." In Walla Walla, some growers have started Vinea, a trust of growers using salmon safe and sustainable practices.


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