Salmon-Safe is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so that salmon can spawn and thrive.
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.
Salmon-Safe Organic has partnered with Oregon Tilth, to further protect biodiversity and aquatic habitat on Northwest farms while working with Wild Farm Alliance to help redefine the practice of ecologically sustainable agriculture nationally.
Since 1997, Salmon-Safe has worked with both organic and conventional growers with the objective of minimizing ecological impacts from agriculture in Pacific salmon watersheds. Leading organic operators such as the Organic Valley cooperative of dairies and Lundberg Family Farms have received Salmon-Safe certification for their pioneering efforts to farm in an ecologically sustainable manner.
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. The interior Columbia Basin is now a major focus for Salmon-Safe expansion. Salmon-Safe certified farms include both organic operations and growers using biologically-based integrated pest management.