Presenter/Author Information

Ellen K. Southard, Salmon-SafeFollow

Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

Utilizing Green Infrastructure to improve Water Quality and Environmental Outcomes in the Urban Realm

Description

A decade after Nike's iconic World Headquarters Campus became the first Salmon-Safe certified urban site, Salmon-Safe is working with leading corporate and public sector organizations to integrate habitat and ecological design across urban landscapes and address why this need is so relevant to protecting and restoring the health of Puget Sound. This workshop will demonstrate how this restoration approach has sparked operational drivers in considering watershed impacts for site design and effective management decisions to restore and protect ecological function. A review of both the Salmon-Safe Standards as well their science based assessment process are included in the presentation. Case studies will include Willows Run Golf Course, King County’s first recycled water customer using the bio nutrient filled liquid to replace chemical inputs; Issaquah Terrace a Built Green/Salmon-Safe certified community incorporating low impact development and bio engineering; and urban work with Vulcan. Seattle’s largest private developer.

Salmon-Safe offers a series of peer-reviewed certification and accreditation programs linking site development land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds. Most recently, Salmon-Safe has introduced innovative new programs focused on site design and development, green infrastructure as well as accreditation programs for developers and for pollution prevention in large-scale construction management. In the spectrum of certifications that apply to the built environment, Salmon-Safe helps to fill significant gaps for ecological performance left unaddressed by other programs.

Salmon-Safe strategically applies certification and other market-based tools to inspire landowners and developers to reduce water quality impacts across the greater Salish Sea. Salmon-Safe’s leverages our existing Partner Network around the Salish Sea, including Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation, in British Columbia, and Stewardship Partners in western Washington.

Comments

https://www.salmonsafe.org/getcertified

https://www.salmonsafe.org/blog/portland-mayor-issues-salmon-safe-challenge-city

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/06/vulcan-angles-to-be-nations-first-salmon-safe-real.html

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Inspiring Design for Salmon Friendly Sites which Contribute Eco System Services in Urban Watersheds

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A decade after Nike's iconic World Headquarters Campus became the first Salmon-Safe certified urban site, Salmon-Safe is working with leading corporate and public sector organizations to integrate habitat and ecological design across urban landscapes and address why this need is so relevant to protecting and restoring the health of Puget Sound. This workshop will demonstrate how this restoration approach has sparked operational drivers in considering watershed impacts for site design and effective management decisions to restore and protect ecological function. A review of both the Salmon-Safe Standards as well their science based assessment process are included in the presentation. Case studies will include Willows Run Golf Course, King County’s first recycled water customer using the bio nutrient filled liquid to replace chemical inputs; Issaquah Terrace a Built Green/Salmon-Safe certified community incorporating low impact development and bio engineering; and urban work with Vulcan. Seattle’s largest private developer.

Salmon-Safe offers a series of peer-reviewed certification and accreditation programs linking site development land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds. Most recently, Salmon-Safe has introduced innovative new programs focused on site design and development, green infrastructure as well as accreditation programs for developers and for pollution prevention in large-scale construction management. In the spectrum of certifications that apply to the built environment, Salmon-Safe helps to fill significant gaps for ecological performance left unaddressed by other programs.

Salmon-Safe strategically applies certification and other market-based tools to inspire landowners and developers to reduce water quality impacts across the greater Salish Sea. Salmon-Safe’s leverages our existing Partner Network around the Salish Sea, including Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation, in British Columbia, and Stewardship Partners in western Washington.