Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
The 2014 Conservation Stewardship Program application deadline has been extended. Applications are due February 7, 2014.
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.
The CSP program fact sheet is available for download and printing (PDF, 45KB).
Producers interested in a participating in the program can submit applications to your local NRCS Office December 2, 2013 – February 7, 2014.
Conservation Program Application NRCS-CPA-1200
Appendix to Form NRCS-CPA-1202, Contract Program Contract for CSP
Are you eligible?
Download and fill out the Conservation Stewardship Self-Screen Checklist. The checklist will help you determine if CSP is right for you. If you have questions regarding the Checklist, please contact your local NRCS office.
Other helpful information listed below can be obtained at the NRCS National CSP Website.
-Enhancement Activity Job Sheets
-Operation Baseline Data Questions
-Conservation Measurement Tool Inventory (CMT) Questions
-Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT) Scoring Process
Learn more about CSP by visiting the NRCS website or a local NRCS field office.
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