Salmon-Safe is a third-party certification program that recognizes responsible, eco-friendly management practices on agricultural and urban lands to protect Pacific salmon habitat and enhance water quality.
When an operation is certified Salmon-Safe, it means the land is managed according to standards that are verified independently. Based on Salmon-Safe's certification process, an operation is considered Salmon-Safe when both its impact upon the aquatic ecosystem is assessed and positive actions are taken to conserve natural habitats and ecosystems.
WINE AND BEER
FARMS AND VINEYARDS
Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and native salmon. Erosion and runoff, excessive irrigation, pesticide use and lack of vegetation are a few examples of how a farm can negatively impact water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife, particularly for the iconic Pacific salmon.
Salmon-Safe B.C. offers the nation's first and only peer-reviewed certification program linking land management practices with the protection of urban watersheds. Whether the site is an urban office park, a residential development, municipal park or a university campus, certification requires management practices that significantly reduce stormwater runoff and non-point source pollution, helping to restore Pacific Northwest salmon watersheds.