Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by:
Undertaking additional conservation activities; and
Improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.
CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land in all 50 States and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands Areas. The program provides equitable access to all producers, regardless of operation size, crops produced, or geographic location.
What's New in CSP?
The 2014 Farm Bill increased the program's focus on generating additional conservation benefits, removed the limitation on the number of nonindustrial private forestland acres that can be enrolled in CSP, and increased flexibility to enroll land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program.
Payment Limit. A person or legal entity may not receive more than $200,000 during fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
How to Apply
Visit your local NRCS field office or go to Getting Started with NRCS.
You can find more information on the national CSP website.
Jeffrey Woods, Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Assistance Programs, 352-338-9515
Kenneth Morgan, Program Specialist, 352-338-9545
Odessa Armstrong, Program Specialist, 352-338-9510