Skip

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

General Program Information

The following documents require Acrobat Reader

The 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.

The CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forestland 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 Secretary of Agriculture has delegated the authority for CSP to the NRCS Chief.

National CSP Program Information - This national website provides updated information on the CSP, including the self-screening tools to be used by applicants.

Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-up

The CSP 2014-1 sign-up has been announced. The deadline to apply for funding consideration is January 17, 2014.

Oklahoma Conservation Stewardship Program Geographic Areas And Historically Underserved (HU) Regions

CSP Regions Map (PDF; 257 KB) Map of the geographic areas in Oklahoma
CSP Historically Underserved Map (PDF; 362 KB) Map of the designated HU regions in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Resource Priorities by Geographic Areas and HU Regions

  • Panhandle Agricultural Lands: Air Quality, Animal, Soil Erosion, and Water Quantity
  • West Agricultural Lands: Air Quality, Animal, Plants, and Soil Erosion
  • West Central Agricultural Lands: Air Quality, Animal, Plants, and Soil Erosion
  • West Agricultural Lands Beginning Farmer: Air Quality, Animal, Plants, and Soil Erosion
  • West Agricultural Lands Socially Disadvantaged Farmers: Air Quality, Animal, Plants, and Soil Erosion
  • East Central Agricultural Lands: Animal, Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quality
  • East Agricultural Lands: Animal, Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quality
  • East Agricultural Lands Beginning Farmer: Animal, Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quality
  • East Agricultural Lands Socially Disadvantaged Farmers: Animal, Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quality
  • Non-industrial Private Forestlands (statewide): Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quantity
  • Non-industrial Private Forestlands Beginning Farmer (statewide): Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quantity
  • Non-industrial Private Forestlands Socially Disadvantaged Farmers (statewide): Plants, Soil Erosion, and Water Quantity

Enhancement Activities and Job Sheets

For information on available activities, please visit the National CSP website where complete list of enhancements and the criteria for implementation may be found.

Resource Conserving Crops (PDF; 19 KB) Provides the listing of Oklahoma Resource Conserving Crops.

Organic Crosswalk (PDF; 45 KB) Supplemental information for organic farmers.  Provides information on how a producer can use CSP Conservation Enhancements to aid them during the �transitioning� period to organic farming.

Contact

Kenneth Hitch
Resource Conservationist
Phone: 405-742-1208
Email: Kenneth Hitch

For further information and assistance, contact your local NRCS Field Service Center.