Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and Fraser Basin Council joined forces in 2010 to launch Salmon-Safe BC with pioneering growers. To date, more than 40 farms and vineyards across British Columbia have achieved Salmon-Safe certification.
Salmon-Safe, which has been highly effective in Oregon and Washington for more than a decade, is an eco-certification program that encourages farmers to use agricultural practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and water quality. Farms are evaluated by independent, professional certifiers. Once certified, farms are designated "Salmon-Safe" and receive a seal of approval to include on product packaging and marketing materials. Since the program’s inception in the United States, more than 400 farms have been certified as “Salmon-Safe” representing a total of 80,000 acres. Learn more about Salmon-Safe farm certification.
Certification is also available to BC municipalities and regional districts, developers and other landowners in both the private and public sector. The certification can apply to such places as parks and natural areas, college or university campuses, business sites and residential developments in urban, suburban and rural settings. Salmon-Safe certification demonstrates leadership and commitment to the health of BC’s watersheds. For details and benefits of the urban program, see our Salmon-Safe Communities for BC backgrounder.
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