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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seeking a Certification Manager to join Salmon-Safe in Portland

Deadline for applications closed on April 15.

Salmon-Safe is gearing up for West Coast expansion and we need your help. Functioning with a single fulltime employee and a regional network of implementation partners has gotten us far but we are committed to inspiring landscape level change in water quality protection and habitat conservation. That's why we're creating a certification manager position to join our headquarters staff.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Brewing a Watershed Revolution

In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Join us Dec. 17 for Salmon-Safe holiday open house & happy hour

Please join us on Dec. 17, 4:30pm-6:30pm, for a holiday happy hour in the downtown office that has become Portland's confluence for river protection and native fish conservation. Salmon-Safe proudly shares space with our parent organization, Pacific Rivers Council, and other leading conservation organizations American Rivers, Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Save our Wild Salmon


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lewis & Clark is first private college certified Salmon-Safe

Portland's Lewis & Clark College, home of the leading U.S. environmental law school, has become the first private college to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. The award was the culmination of a two-year process with the college in further evolving the campus towards Salmon-Safe certification.


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Joining with Hopworks to roll out Salmon-Safe IPX

We're lined up at the bar in anticipation of the official rollout of Hopworks Urban Brewery Salmon-Safe IPX, featuring certified hops from our two pioneering hops growers, Goschie Farms and Roy Farms, in the Willamette and Yakima respectively. The dedication is at 5pm this Tuesday at Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd.


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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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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salmon-Safe farm standards update released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Hazard" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salmon-Safe farm standards update released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.

 


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Costanza Testino takes helm at Salmon-Safe BC

Congratulations to Costanza Testino, Salmon-Safe B.C. program manager with Pacific Salmon Foundation, taking the helm from founding BC director Michelle Tung. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Roy Farms of Yakima is Washington's first Salmon-Safe certified hops grower

Roy Farms, a family-owned diversified farming operation in Moxee, Washington, has become the first Yakima hop grower certified for protection of water quality, water conservation, and other farming practices to protect the local watershed. Roy Farms also was one of the first Yakima Valley farms to seek Salmon-Safe certification through a pilot project utilizing a new quantitative tool to test pest management ecological impacts. The farm achieved Salmon-Safe certification on organic parcels totaling 150-acres.


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