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2008 Idaho Conservation Security Program (CSP)

Little Lost Watershed

Idaho's Little Lost Watershed Selected for 2008

Some of Idaho's best conservation stewards in a selected watershed will have the opportunity to be rewarded for their hard work.

The Conservation Security Program (CSP) sign-up will occur from April 18 to May 16, 2008.  This year's eligible watershed is the Little Lost.

CSP is a voluntary program rewarding those farmers and ranchers meeting the highest conservation standards on their lands.

Farmers and ranchers in this year's watershed will want to gather their farm records and application information now.  Producers interested in determining their eligibility should first review the "Basic Eligibility Checklist" (below) and then the CSP Self-Assessment Workbook (link below).

A public meeting and workshop will be held in the Little Lost watershed to help producers prepare.

Little Lost Watershed Maps

Find out if your land falls inside the Little Lost watershed.

Application Materials

Producers with the majority of their land inside the boundaries of the selected watershed have met the first criteria for eligibility in CSP.  Producers must fill out a Self-Assessment to apply for the program.  By going through the CSP Self-Assessment Workbook, potential CSP participants will get a good idea about whether they are eligible for CSP at this time.  Producers who may not be eligible can find out about programs that can help them achieve a higher level at conservation so that they may apply for CSWP in the future. 

Conservation Security Program Self-Assessment and Workbooks

Producers need to provide records of their conservation work.  Idaho has developed a Conservation Records Book to assist with organizing records for the program.  The self-assessment workbook is required and the Idaho CSP record book is a valuable tool to organize your farm and ranch records.

Additional Information

Information on the Little Lost Watershed
NRCS National CSP Information

Fact Sheets and Meeting Information:

Enhancements and Certification Sheets

The following are listings of offered CSP enhancement activities that may be selected along with the certification requirements.  Please keep in mind that these are offered nationally and may not be possible for you to complete in your location.  Care should be taken in the selection of these activities.  For example, before agreeing to the enhancement activity "Recycle 100 Percent of Waste Lubricants" you may wish to find out where the closest approved multi-lubricant recycling center is located.  If may not be feasible to haul your waste lubricants if your nearest location is several hundred miles away.

A brief summary of the enhancements can be found here:

Summary of Enhancements

Enhancement Activity Sheet Size Certification Sheet Size)
Agricultural Odor Control (PDF; 59 KB) Agricultural Odor Control (PDF; 68 KB)
Controlled Avoidance Through Controlled Traffic (PDF; 39 KB) Controlled Avoidance Through Controlled Traffic (PDF; 49 KB)
Cropped Woodland Improvement (PDF; 26 KB) Cropped Woodland Improvement (PDF; 26 KB)
Drainage Water Management (PDF; 34 KB) Drainage Water Management (PDF; 52 KB)
Energy Audit or Agricultural Operations (PDF; 35 KB) Energy Audit or Agricultural Operations (PDF; 30 KB)
Field Poly Tubing and Drip Tape Recycling (PDF; 25 KB) Field Poly Tubing and Drip Tape Recycling (PDF; 29 KB)
Grazing Management (PDF; 58 KB) Grazing Management (PDF; 100 KB)
Irrigation Management (PDF; 40 KB) Irrigation Management (PDF; 32 KB)
Grazing Monitoring (PDF; 395 KB) Grazing Monitoring (PDF; 145 KB)
Nutrient Management (PDF; 105 KB) Nutrient Management (PDF; 41 KB)
Ozone Precursor Reduction (PDF; 63 KB) Ozone Precursor Reduction (PDF; 66 KB)
Particulate Matter Reduction (PDF; 49 KB) Particulate Matter Reduction (PDF; 73 KB)
Pesticide Management (PDF; 100 KB) Pesticide Management (PDF; 62 KB)
Pollinator Areas (PDF; 31 KB) Pollinator Areas (PDF; 39 KB)
      List of Idaho Native Flowering Plants (PDF; 50 KB)
Recycle 100% of on Farm Waste Lubricants (PDF; 35 KB) Recycle 100% of on Farm Waste Lubricants (PDF; 30 KB)
Reduction of Evaporative Losses on Croplands (PDF; 32 KB) Reduction of Evaporative Losses on Croplands (PDF; 37 KB)
Remote Monitoring of Irrigation Pumping Plants (PDF; 24 KB) Remote Monitoring of Irrigation Pumping Plants (PDF; 27 KB)
Renewable Energy Generation (PDF; 34 KB) Renewable Energy Generation (PDF; 29 KB)
Riparian Zone Management (PDF; 36 KB) Riparian Zone Management (PDF; 26 KB)
Salinity Management (PDF; 36 KB) Salinity Management (PDF; 36 KB)
Shallow Water Habitat Management (PDF; 38 KB) Shallow Water Habitat Management (PDF; 26 KB)
Soil Conditioning Index Thresholds (PDF; 37 KB) Soil Conditioning Index Thresholds (PDF; 23 KB)
Wildlife Friendly Haying Management (PDF; 22 KB) Wildlife Friendly Haying Management (PDF; 26 KB)
Wildlife-Water Quality - Widen Buffers (PDF; 40 KB) Wildlife-Water Quality - Widen Buffers (PDF; 34 KB)
Wildlife Structures (PDF; 131 KB) Wildlife Structures (PDF; 74 KB)


Links:


Idaho CSP

Rob Fredericksen, CSP Program Leader
Phone:  (208) 685-6993
E-mail: Rob.Fredericksen@id.usda.gov

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