This summer we’re joining place-based partners in Idaho to introduce farm certification in the Teton Valley and other agricultural tributaries in the upper Snake River watershed.
Partnering with Friends of the Teton River and Henry’s Fork Foundation, we’re piloting Salmon-Safe (AKA Trout Safe) certification focused on water quality protection and habitat conservation with environmentally innovative malt growers and other farmers on the Teton River and other Snake River tributaries. There is no cost to Idaho growers to participate in the Trout Safe pilot, including a 3-year certification cycle for eligible growers. For more information about joining the pilot assessments, please email Daniel Wilcox at Henry’s Fork Foundation or Dan Kent at Salmon-Safe.
For Idaho growers, Salmon-Safe offers virtual assessment for qualifying sites in response to pandemic-related mobility restrictions and public health mandates. Find out more about our COVID-19 Assessment Protocol.
View the Zoom video from our August 2020 introduction to Trout Safe certification for growers. The password to view the session is: QT+4=UQi. The event featured Salmon-Safe chief independent farm assessor Jude Hobbs and co-presented by Friends of the Teton River and Henry’s Fork Foundation.
Certified growers can benefit from sales support and Pacific Northwest and national market connections, including emerging demand for certified malt from the craft brewing industry, building on strong and sustained market demand for Salmon-Safe hops. The Trout Safe Idaho pilot, in collaboration with place-based partners and participating growers, will seek to build new market connections for certified crops, particularly malt.