Conservation Security Program (CSP)
Conservation Security Program Archive
The Conservation Security Program (CSP) was not reauthorized in
the 2008 Farm Bill and is no longer available.
Because prior year receipients may need to refer to CSP information, this online
archive has been established.
was a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to
promote the conservation and improvement of soil, water, air, energy, plant and
animal life, and other conservation purposes on Tribal and private working
lands. Working lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved
pasture, and range land, as well as forested land that is an incidental part of
an agriculture operation. The program is available in all 50 States, the
Caribbean Area and the Pacific Basin area. The program provides equitable access
to benefits to all producers, regardless of size of operation, crops produced,
or geographic location.
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) (Pub. L.
107-171) amended the Food Security Act of 1985 to authorize the program. CSP is
administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Maryland CSP Watershed Information
National Program Information
National CSP Program
A program in the 2008 Farm Bill, the Conservation
Stewardship Program, is very similar to the Conservation Security Program.
Farm Bill Program Specialist (AMA, CSP02, CSP08, WHIP)
Assistant State Conservationist - Programs (acting)
local service center