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Biodiversity & Natural Resource Cost-Based Monitoring Log

Organic production must, by definition, be managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources.

Biodiversity & Natural Resource Monitoring Log

Organic production must integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources. Certified organic operations must select, carry out and record production practices that “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” (NOP §205.200). This template can be used to record observations made on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2.

Biodiversity Resources

Included:

  • Biodiversity Continuum Chart (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Biodiversity: What it is and How to Increase it on Your Farm (Wild Farm Alliance) 
  • Biodiversity Conservation: An Organic Farmer's and Certifier's Guide (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Wild Pollinators: Agriculture’s Forgotten Partners (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to Wildlife (Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District/CAFF)

G4.2 Natural Resources

Describe how you maintain or improve natural resources such as water, soil, and biodiversity.

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Natural Resources & Biodiversity Conservation

On-Farm Conservation Strategies: Natural Resources & Biodiversity Conservation

  • Organic Regulations and Conversation
  • Strategies for Species Diversity in Annual and Perennial Production
  • Recordkeeping
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Recordkeeping Checklist for Organic Growers

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 
 
 

Registros de Monitoreo de Biodiversidad y Recursos Naturales

La producción orgánica debe ser manejada de manera que responda a las condiciones específicas de un lugar, mediante la integración de prácticas culturales, biológicas y mecánicas que fomenten la circulación de recursos, promuevan el equilibrio ecológico y conserven los recursos naturales. Las operaciones orgánicas certificadas deben seleccionar, implementar y monitorear las prácticas de producción que “mantengan o mejoren los recursos naturales de la operación” (NOP§205.200).

Registros de Monitoreo de Costos por Biodiversidad y Recursos Naturales

La producción orgánica debe, por definición, ser manejada de manera que responda a las condiciones específicas de un lugar, mediante la integración de prácticas culturales, biológicas y mecánicas que fomenten la circulación de recursos, promuevan el equilibrio ecológico y conserven los recursos naturales. Las operaciones orgánicas certificadas deben seleccionar, implementar y monitorear las prácticas de producción que “mantengan o mejoren los recursos naturales de la operación” (NOP§205.200).

Sample Complaints Log

This document is available for clients enrolled in the ISP and COR programs. It can be used to meet the international requirement to maintain a complaint log.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

Sample Equipment Cleaning Log

Equipment must be cleaned according to protocol set forth in your organic system plan (OSP) in order to maintain the organic integrity of your product. To ensure that this is done properly, keep this form near each piece of equipment that is cleaned to record cleaning. This log may also be used to record cleaning of harvest equipment or spray rigs prior to use.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

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