Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and native salmon. Operations endorsed by our independent professional certifiers are promoted with the Salmon-Safe label.
The Salmon-Safe farm certification program is focused on management practices in six primary areas: riparian area management, water use management, erosion and sediment control, integrated pest management, animal management, and biodiversity conservation. Our standards were developed over a two-year period with biologists, agronomists, and farmers, and have been tested in the field at more than 300 farms in Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho across a variety of crops. Salmon-Safe is piloting an all-new version of the standards in selected regions this winter.
Organic farms seeking Salmon-Safe certification can be certified by Oregon Tilth, a leading West Coast certifier. Oregon Tilth offers Salmon-Safe inspection as an optional water quality and habitat overlay to routine organic inspection. Please click here to download the OTCO Salmon-Safe request form.
Today, more than 60,000 acres have been certified Salmon-Safe in critical Northwest agricultural watersheds ranging from west Marin County in northern California to the Canadian border in Washington state. Salmon-Safe farms gain competitive advantage in the marketplace through our public education efforts and the marketing efforts of our participating farmers.
Interested in Certification?
For more information about Salmon-Safe certification for your farm, please contact Salmon-Safe or one of our regional partners.
- Puget Sound inquiries, contact Stewardship Partners
- North-Central Washington inquiries, contact Trout Unlimited
- For Organic growers, contact Oregon Tilth
- Northern California inquiries, contact Salmon-Safe
- British Columbia inquiries, contact Pacific Salmon Foundation
- For all other questions about certification, contact Salmon-Safe
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