From the Wild Farm Alliance in California, this guide helps farmers understand the core biodiversity principles for agriculture, and highlights readily accessible Internet resources they can use to apply these principles.
Part B outlines various practices that growers can use or adapt to local conditions to maintain and increase biodiversity on the whole farm, in uncultivated areas, in cropland, and for livestock management and wild harvest operations. Part B allows farmers to evaluate progress in biodiversity conservation and determine whether a practice is consistent with the NOP Rule. Part C, the biodiversity amendments to the National Organic Standards Board’s Organic System Plan template, parallels part B. Part D provides strategies for planning, prioritizing, and monitoring; and part E covers the benefits and incentives for biodiversity conservation.