Salmon-Safe Developer Accreditation

Apply development practices consistent with Salmon-Safe principles across your entire operation

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Salmon-Safe’s developer accreditation is the nation’s first independent accreditation program to recognize developer excellence in water quality protection at a firm-wide level.

Salmon-Safe accreditation recognizes environmentally innovative developers who commit to implementing Salmon-Safe principles around onsite stormwater treatment and other core standards where feasible, even if not all of the sites they are constructing will necessarily be eligible for Salmon-Safe certification.

Qualifying Candidates

  • + Development companies based in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
  • + Pacific Northwest regional offices of national development firms

Certification Process


Salmon-Safe’s rigorous accreditation process provides validation of environmental performance and public credibility for accredited developers.


Once a completed application has been received, Salmon-Safe and its independent experts will conduct a review of the candidate firm's policies and procedures related to water quality protection and urban ecology as well as site inspections at active projects.


Accreditation is for a 3-year period with annual review. Accreditation entitles the developer to display the Salmon-Safe logo and messaging at its construction sites and in other promotion and include its Salmon-Safe accreditation credentials in bids.

Interested in Developer Accreditation?

Fill out this form if you’d like to be a Salmon-Safe Accredited Developer.

A project lead will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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