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Conservation Stewardship Program (2008 Farm Bill)

The following information pertains to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) under the 2008 Farm Bill. Click here for information on CSP under the 2014 Farm Bill.


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.

For other current information, application materials and enhancement activity job sheets for CSP, visit our national CSP website.

Massachusetts Priority Resource Concerns

Cropland Non-industrial private forest land Geographic region for priority resource concerns
  • Animals
  • Energy
  • Soil quality
  • Water quality
  • Water quantity
  • Air quality
  • Energy
  • Plants
  • Soil erosion
  • Water quality

All of Massachusetts


CSP program contact:

Barbara Miller
State Resource Conservationist