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Links between Biodiversity Requirements of Organic Systems and NRCS Practice Standards

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From a conservation perspective, biodiversity and protection of natural resources are covered in the National Organic Program’s (NOP) regulations. Biodiversity conservation is part of the definition of organic farming, and the NOP requires that farmers and ranchers maintain or improve their soil, water, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife.

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  • Webinar
When Sep 27, 2012
from 10:00 am to 10:00 am
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From a conservation perspective, biodiversity and protection of natural resources are covered in the National Organic Program’s (NOP) regulations. Biodiversity conservation is part of the definition of organic farming, and the NOP requires that farmers and ranchers maintain or improve their soil, water, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. In addition, seven other NOP regulations relate to biodiversity and natural resource conservation. NRCS Conservation Practice Standards that help operators meet these NOP requirements will be discussed, including those protecting resources, providing conservation buffers, and supporting wildlife habitat. Also presented will be examples of practices used by organic farmers to maintain or enhance natural resources on their operations.

  • To register: Click on this link https://attra.ncat.org/biodiversity
  • Panelists:
    • Jo Ann Baumgartner, Director of the Wild Farm Alliance, wildfarms@earthlink.net
    • Jim Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center and Chair, Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District, riddl003@umn.edu
    • Tom Broz, operator of the Live Earth Farm near Watsonville, California, Thomas@baymoon.com
  • The webinar is funded by an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant and will be broadcast by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). It will be archived on the website of ATTRA-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service at www.attra.ncat.org.

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