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Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and native salmon. Operations endorsed by our independent professional certifiers are promoted with the Salmon-Safe label.

The Salmon-Safe farm certification program is focused on management practices in six primary areas: riparian area management, water use management, erosion and sediment control, integrated pest management, animal management, and biodiversity conservation. Our standards were developed over a two-year period with biologists, agronomists, and farmers, and have been tested in the field at more than 300 farms in Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho across a variety of crops. Salmon-Safe will be releasing an all-new version of the standards later in 2010.

Download the Salmon-Safe farm standards.

Organic farms seeking Salmon-Safe certification can be certified by Oregon Tilth, a leading West Coast certifier. Oregon Tilth offers Salmon-Safe inspection as an optional water quality and habitat overlay to routine organic inspection.

Today, more than 60,000 acres have been certified Salmon-Safe in critical Northwest agricultural watersheds ranging from west Marin County in northern California to the Canadian border in Washington state. Salmon-Safe farms gain competitive advantage in the marketplace through our public education efforts and the marketing efforts of our participating farmers.

Interested in Certification?

For more information about Salmon-Safe certification for your farm, please contact Salmon-Safe or one of our regional partners. 


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Salmon-Safe certified hops at Goschie Farms near Salem, Oregon. Goschie Farms, a major grower for Deschutes Brewery and other acclaimed Northwest craft brewers, was the first hop grower to earn Salmon-Safe certification.

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