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Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) - 2011

Wheat stubble with bufferThe Conservation Stewardship Program pays participants for conservation performance.  The program encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns by improving and maintaining existing conservation activities and undertaking additional conservation activities.

CSP is available to all producers regardless of operation size or crop produced.  Eligible lands include cropland, hayland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest lands, and agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.  Participation in the program is voluntary.

CSP applications are accepted on a continuous basis with announced cut-off dates for ranking and funding.  The next application cut-off date is January 21, 2011.

Use the self-screening checklist to see if CSP is the right program for you.

Meet Some Idaho Farmers

Scott Fuhriman, Fuhriman Farms (PDF; 241 KB)

Doug Stout, Genesee, Idaho (PDF; 512 KB)

Download and fill out the Conservation Stewardship Self-Screening Checklist (PDF; 98 KB) 

The most current available information is listed on this page.  HOWEVER, this information may not be applicable to the fiscal current year.  If the current fiscal year information is not shown, it is because it has not been released or developed.

CSP offers participants two possible types of payments:

  1. Annual Payment:
    The participant will receive an annual payment for installing and adopting additional activities, and improving, maintaining and managing existing activities.  Activities may include conservation practices and/or enhancements.
  1. Supplemental Payment:
    The participant may earn a supplemental payment for the adoption of resource-conserving crop rotations.


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Additional Information:

To see the geographic area map:  Conservation Stewardship Program Geographic Areas

2010 CSP - Conservation Stewardship Program - Priority Resource Concerns and Ranking Pools

Geographic Areas Priority Resource Concerns
Ranking Pools Division Soil Erosion Water Quality Animals Soil Quality Plants Air Quality
Agricultural Land - South (below the Idaho County Southern Boundary) Divisions 3, 4, 5 and 6 X X X X X  
Agricultural Land - North (above the Idaho County Southern Boundary) Divisions 1 and 2 X X X X X  
Nonindustrial Private Forest Land All Divisions   X X   X X

Idaho CSP

Rob Fredericksen, CSP Program Leader
Phone:  (208) 685-6993