SIP celebrates Salmon Safe Certification
September 20, 2013
In Fall 2012, Lewis & Clark began the process of Salmon-Safe certification. Salmon-Safe is a third party, peer-reviewed certification program linking land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds. Led by the campus-wide Sustainability Council and the Facilities Services department, this program supports Lewis & Clark’s efforts to be leader in sustainability, create hands on learning opportunities for students, partner with local and regional organizations, and further promote the health and beauty of our natural landscape. Dan Kent, Director of Salmon Safe, said “Lewis & Clark was singled out by our expert assessment team as one of the most exceptional campuses we’ve evaluated to date with respect to managing 137-acres to conserve habitat and protect downstream water quality.”
Salmon Safe Certification is a five-year process of continual improvement that will be visible on and off campus. In the coming year there are several actvities planned including a pesticide-free landscape practices and invasive species removal.
Certification was recently celebrated at the annual Sustainability in Portland networking event held for students, faculty, staff and community partners to kick-off Sustainability Council events for the year.