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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


  • 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)

CCOF Abridged Certification Application

Use this form to transfer your operation to independent certification with CCOF. This form is only applicable to operations/facilities/locations that were previously inspected as part of another CCOF certified operation's certification.

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CCOF Business Change Application

Complete this form if a change to an organic business you manage or own results in a new Tax ID, business structure, or owner. Other business changes may also require this form to be submitted, at CCOF’s discretion.

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CCOF Certification Services Application

This application "cover page" includes basic business information and a contract indicating your intent to obtain certification from CCOF.

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CCOF Certification Services Program Manual

This manual describes your rights and responsibilities as a certified operation, CCOF due process procedures, the costs of certification, certification procedures, and how to remain certified.

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CCOF International Program

Some quick tips and information about our International Program, including the Global Market Access Program, and the International Standards Program.

CCOF Payment Plan

Use to set up a payment plan for CCOF fees.

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CCOF's OSP Walk-Through Service

Use to register for CCOF's OSP Walk-Through Service, a comprehensive and complete overview of certification for your staff. CCOF provides time to meet with our staff and learn how to use our systems to improve your user experience.

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Certification Tips for Growers and Handlers

Helpful tips for growers and handlers starting out in organic certification.

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