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Archieve Conservation Stewardship Program 2013-1

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CSP Conservation Program Application (English Version) ( PDF; 42KB)

CSP Conservation Program Application (Spanish Version) (PDF; 46KB) 

 

CSP Self-Screening Checklist and Activity List

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2013 Conservation Stewardship Program Self-Screening Checklist (PDF; 115KB)
CSP Fact Sheet (PDF; 72KB)
Enhancement Activity Job Sheets

"Enhancement" means a type of conservation activity used to treat natural resources and improve Conservation performance. Enhancements are installed at a level of management intensity that exceeds the sustainable level for a given resource concern, and those directly related to a practice standard are applied in a manner that exceeds the minimum treatment requirements of the standard.

2013-1 CSP Enhancement Activity Job Sheets for Mississippi

Payment Rates

2013 Payment for Performance Payment Rates Fact Sheet (PDF; 109KB)

Operations Baseline Data Questions

To initiate the use of the Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT) during the CSP application process, you'll work with NRCS field personnel to define your Operation Baseline Data. The CMT will use this data, in part, to determine the conservation performance for existing and additional conservation activities.

The documents below are copies of the Operation Baseline Data Questions, grouped by land use. You can download and review the questions, and begin drafting responses to start the process before you meet with NRCS staff.

Conservation Measurement Tool Inventory (CMT) Questions

As part of the CSP application process, you'll work with NRCS field personnel to complete your resources inventory using a Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT). The CMT determines the conservation performance for existing and additional conservation activities.

The documents below are copies of the resource inventory questions, grouped by land use. You can download and review the questions, and begin drafting responses to start resource inventory process before you complete the CMT in your local NRCS office.

Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT) Scoring Process

NRCS will use the CMT to evaluate CSP applications through a point-based system to estimate environmental benefits. The CMT evaluates existing and proposed new activities to calculate conservation performance points which will be used for ranking and payment purposes.

Conservation performance points are programmed in the CMT, along with all controls, filters, and calculations. A scientific validation of CMT is underway and future modifications to these points may be needed.