The Salmon-Safe Soapbox
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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
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 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, December 12, 2011
Jessica Rohde, a graduate student at University of Washington, is the winner of our "Year of Wine & Wild Salmon" contest. Throughout the fall, wine lovers and river conservation and native fish advocates from across the country pledged to sip Salmon-Safe wine and choose wild instead of farmed fish.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Please join us for a free public event highlighting recent innovations in ecologically sustainable design as well as the latest research on urban stormwater runoff and the fate of salmon.
Monday, November 14, 2011
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
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, September 1, 2011
In an industrial neighborhood on Portland's Columbia Slough contaminated by PCBs and pesticides, Redside Development’s Whitaker Way Industrial Office Park is on track to be the first Salmon-Safe Certified property of its type nationally. Located near Portland International Airport, the Slough provides critical rearing habitat for migrating salmon, particularly lower Columbia coho.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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.