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NRCS-NY Announces Application Cutoff Dates for the Conservation Stewardship Program

New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces March 11, 2022 as the application cutoff date for the General signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

Through the CSP program, NRCS helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices/enhancements that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation.

NRCS will work with applicants to assess resource concerns on the land included in their operation that they have effective control over to establish a benchmark stewardship condition.  They will then use that information to select practices and enhancements that work for their operation so that a higher level of conservation is achieved on at least one land use

Applications accepted after March 11, 2022 will be considered in the next signup. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state and locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

If you are interested in applying for the CSP program please visit our web site for information on applying at:

You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site:



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