Salmon-Safe’s designer accreditation is a commitment by professionals in a design practice to key principles related to urban watershed stewardship.
Through thoughtful site planning, implementation of low impact design solutions and use of eco-friendly materials, site designers have the opportunity to contribute to the restoration of our urban watersheds. In this latest in a series of accreditation programs from Salmon-Safe, we seek to partner with design consultants working on buildings, streets, parking areas, and related infrastructure with the intention of protecting downstream water quality and habitat while helping to restore urban ecological function.
Salmon-Safe's rigorous accreditation for designers provides validation of environmental commitment throughout the design process.
Once a completed application has been received, Salmon-Safe and its independent experts will conduct a desktop review of one or more active projects as well as an evaluation of the candidate firm's policies and procedures related to water quality protection and urban ecology.
As part of the accreditation evaluation, Salmon-Safe will review a minimum of one large active development site.
Accreditation is for a 3-year period with annual review. Accreditation entitles the design firm to display the Salmon-Safe logo and messaging in its marketing and include its Salmon-Safe accreditation credentials in bids.