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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. 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 track costs associated with pest and fertility management on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis in order to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2 

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

En Español

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Biodiversity & Natural Resource Visual Monitoring Log

Organic production must 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. 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 track all visual observations made on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis in order to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2.

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

En Español

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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)
Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
G4.2 Natural Resources

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

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Land History and Pesticide Use Report (PUR) Verification Request

Submit to California counties for assistance with verifying land use history and performing PUR records searches.

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

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Grower, Livestock producer, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
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). Esta forma puede usarse para hacer seguimiento diario, semanal, mensual o anual de los costos asociados al control de plagas y manejo de la fertilidad, con el fin de monitorear la efectividad del plan de Conservación de la Biodiversidad y el Manejo de Recursos Naturales descrito en la forma G4.2 de su OSP.

Se puede descargar esta forma como PDF, Microsoft Word, o plantilla Google (se requiere una cuenta de correo electrónico de Google). Ver los vínculos abajo.

Biodiversity & Natural Resource Cost-Based Monitoring Log

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Registros de Monitoreo Visual 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). Esta forma puede usarse para registrar todas las observaciones visuales hechas diaria, semanal o anualmente, con el fin de monitorear la efectividad del plan de Conservación de la Biodiversidad y el Manejo de Recursos Naturales descrito en la forma G4.2 de su OSP.

Se puede descargar esta forma como PDF, Microsoft Word, o plantilla Google (se requiere una cuenta de correo electrónico de Google). Ver los vínculos abajo.

Biodiversity & Natural Resource Visual Monitoring Log

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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. 

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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. 

En Español

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Sample Input Record (Organic Farm Input Report)

Use this sample record to help you to keep track of the materials (fertilizers, pest control materials, soil amendments, adjuvants, etc.) that you apply to your farm. Complete one of these forms, or a similar form of your choice, for each parcel/block and maintain in your records to update as necessary.

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. 

En Español

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Sample Land Use Affidavit

Use to establish land use history by previous mangers/owners of new parcels being brought into the CCOF program.

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

En Español

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Sample Market Load List

This form may be used to document total Farmers Market sales. The form provides clear documentation of total crop harvested, brought, and sold. It also accounts for crop not sold at the market. Use this form to track crop harvested and sold at each market location.

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. 

En Español

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Sample Seed and Planting Stock Record

Use this form to keep track of seeds and planting stock used in organic production. All seed and planting stock must be organic unless an organic equivalent is not commercially available. Any nonorganic seed or planting stock you use must be untreated, or treated only with allowed materials, and non-GMO.

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

En Español

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Sample Seed Commercial Availability Search Record

Use this form to document your searches for organic seed and planting stock. All seed and planting stock must be organic unless an organic equivalent is not commercially available.

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

En Español

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Suggested Neighbor Notification and Drift Prevention Letter

CCOF recommends that growers inform neighbors of the organic status of their parcels. This is a sample text for growers to use or not use as you see fit. Revise this letter to suit your needs and your relationship with your neighbor/s. See the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations regarding border and buffer requirements.

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

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