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Conservation Stewardship Program

Signup for this program is continuous. Please check with your local NRCS office for specific dates.

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. CSP is a new voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. CSP provides opportunities to both recognize excellent stewards and deliver valuable new conservation.

Alabama CSP Information

Geographic Areas Priority Resource Concerns
Ranking Pools Water Quality Soil Quality Animals Energy Plants
Agricultural Land - Statewide x x   x x
Agricultural Land - Beginning Farmer x x   x x
Agricultural Land - Socially Disadvantaged x x   x x
Nonindustrial Private Forest Land - Statewide x   x x x
Nonindustrial Private Forest Land - Beginning Farmer x   x x x
Nonindustrial Private Forest Land - Socially Disadvantaged x   x x

These documents may require Microsoft Excel.  If you have problems opening the following files, please contact Fay.Garner@al.usda.gov (334-887-4506)

2014 Practice List  and 2014 Conservation Activity List  (visit your local NRCS County Office)

CSP Enhancement Job Sheets with Alabama Addendums - These documents describe in greater detail the enhancement activities specific for the Alabama CSP signup.


National CSP Information (all will open in a new window)

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CSP National Fact Sheet 
Payment For Performance
Conservation Program Activity List (PDF, 98KB)
Conservation Stewardship Self-Screening Checklist (PDF, 98KB)  
Conservation Stewardship Program Application  (PDF, 40KB) 

Alabama Archive Only

Contacts

For more information about the Conservation Stewardship Program, contact your local NRCS Service Center (USDA Office Locator: Information about service center location - county and related offices across the U.S.)  There are Service Centers in most Alabama counties. 

 

Program Contact: Steve Musser, ASTC-Programs, NRCS - Auburn, AL, Phone: 334-887-4503, Email: steve.musser@al.usda.gov