Salmon-Safe’s park standards are based on a system-wide approach that relies on a comprehensive evaluation of overall management policies and planning related to habitat and water quality protection.
The Salmon-Safe park systems and natural area certification was developed in partnership with several Northwest cities and other park providers.
Salmon-Safe certification begins with an assessment of management issues including irrigation efficiency, stormwater management, pesticide reduction, conservation of native biodiversity, and streamside and wetlands area management.
System-wide evaluation of municipal or other public park systems is backed by rigorous assessment of individual sites to evaluate whether management is consistent with best management practices for avoiding harm to stream ecosystems.
Salmon-Safe assessment is conducted by an expert team and certification is valid for five years, subject to annual verification.
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Eugene Parks & Open Space
Eugene, Oregon (Willamette River watershed)
Port of Seattle Parks
Seattle, Washington (Puget Sound watershed)
Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland, Oregon (Willamette River watershed)