Salmon-Safe B.C. offers a series of peer-reviewed certification programs linking land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds. Whether the site is a farm the Fraser Valley, an orchard in the Similkameen Valley, an Okanagan vineyard, or an urban site in one of BC’s communities, certification requires management practices that protect water quality and restore habitat so that Pacific salmon can thrive. Because everything we do on the land can eventually affect water, Salmon-Safe certifies land even if it does not have a watercourse on it.

Farms

The management of agricultural land is a key focus for Salmon-Safe. Since the program began in the US Pacific Northwest more than 10 years ago, Salmon-Safe has worked with over 300 farms and 200 vineyards to provide incentives for the adoption of fish-friendly practices. The Salmon-Safe farm certification program is focused on management practices in six primary areas: Riparian area…Read more

Urban Sites

With our rigorous project-based approach, Salmon-Safe certification provides important benefits to urban landowners including validation of environmental performance, public credibility, and enhanced operational efficiency and cost savings. Salmon-Safe B.C. offers the nation’s first and only peer-reviewed certification program linking urban land management practices with the protection of urban watersheds. Whether the site is an urban office park, a municipal park,…Read more

Vineyards

Salmon-Safe has become a leading certifier of ecologically sustainable viticulture, focusing on reducing runoff from hillside vineyards and enhancement of native biodiversity on vineyard sites. More than 200 Oregon and Washington vineyards have achieved Salmon-Safe certification, including nearly half of the wine grape acreage in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and a growing number of Washington’s most acclaimed producers. In B.C., Salmon-Safe…Read more