As part of the CSP application process, you will work with NRCS field personnel to complete your resource inventory using a Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT). The CMT determines the conservation performance points for existing and additional conservation activities.
The documents below are copies of the resource inventory questions, grouped by land use. You should download and the questions, and draft responses to all relevant questions. Schedule an appointment with your local NRCS office to review you CMT responses
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.
The documents below are required to establish with NRCS the baseline data for your operation. You should download the questions and draft responses to all relevant questions. Schedule an appointment with your local NRCS office to review your OBD responses.