South Carolina NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.
Community Assistance Programs and Activities
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) - Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed. Participation in the program is voluntary.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality. This program is available to farmers, and offers financial and technical assistance to install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.
Longleaf Pine Initiative in South Carolina - The Natural Resources Conservation Service is working with private landowners to protect, restore and improve longleaf ecosystems in South Carolina.
Manure Management - Provides a vehicle for a coordinated and comprehensive approach to improve manure management in South Carolina.
National Resources Inventory(NRI)
Plant Materials Program-- Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) - The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners. NRCS provides assistance to producers through partnership agreements and through program contracts or easement agreements.
Soil Survey - Modern soil surveys are available in all South counties.
Other Programs Available in South Carolina and Related Information