Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) planning is a management tool that provides a structured method to identify risks and focus procedures in natural resource pathway activities. Understanding pathways and developing plans to reduce non-target species and prevent biological contamination are necessary to avoid unintended spread of species.
HACCP Training for Natural Resource Managers is available from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the National Conservation Training Center.
HACCP-Trained managers will be able to...
- Describe natural resource pathways and risks
- Explain the value and importance of pathway management planning
- Summarize principles of HACCP planning as a pathway management tool
- Recognize differences and relationships between non-target species, aquatic nuisance species, invasive species, native and non-native species
- Compare control points and critical control points
- Develop pathway management plans using a Microsoft Windows-based tool
- Evaluate pathway plans for completeness and accuracy.
For more information on HACCP planning for natural resource management,
please visit HACCP-NRM.org, an internet repository of HACCP plans from all parts of the United States.