Co-presented by Stewardship Partners, Salmon-Safe golf course design and management standards represent a new level of environmental certification for Northwest golf courses
Piloted with leading Oregon and Washington golf courses, Salmon-Safe Golf focuses on operation and ongoing management golf courses, but also provide guidance for new facility upgrades within existing golf courses. The project is a collaboration between Salmon-Safe and our Seattle-based implementation partner Stewardship Partners, with significant input from the Northwest golf industry.
The Salmon-Safe process for golf courses begins with a day-long site assessment including habitat enhancement, irrigation efficiency, stormwater management, IPM and water quality protection, and stream and wetlands area management.
The assessment is conducted by an independent 3- or 4-member team that typically includes an expert in golf course design and operation as well as a university IPM professional, stormwater expert, and a salmon biologist or other restoration ecologist.
The Salmon-Safe team also reviews management policies and documents and provides guidance related to environmental management of facilities and grounds.
Certification of golf courses is valid for 5 years with annual verification of progress in meeting any recommendations from the Salmon-Safe assessment team.
Interested in Golf Course Certification?
Fill out this form if you’d like to be Salmon-Safe Certified for Golf Courses.
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Druids Glen Golf Course
Covington, Washington (Puget Sound watershed)
Tumwater Valley Golf Club
Tumwater, Washington (Puget Sound watershed)
Willows Run Golf Course
Redmond, Washington (Sammamish River watershed)