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2014 Conservation Activities & Enhancements | UTAH NRCS

Activity List

Participants can select from a variety of activities to address resource concerns on their lands.

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An "Enhancement" is a conservation activity used to treat natural resources and greatly improve conservation performance.

Enhancements are installed at a level of management intensity which exceeds the sustainable level for a given resource concern.

Enhancements directly related to a practice standard are applied in a manner that exceeds the minimum treatment requirements of the standard.

A "Bundle" is a group of specific enhancements which when installed as a group, addresses resource concerns synergetically.

The following links lead to Enhancement Activity Job Sheets. Each Job Sheet is a complete description of the activities summarized by the Conservation Program Activity List:

2014 Utah CSP Enhancement Activity Job Sheets

2014 National CSP Job Sheet homepage

The Organic Crosswalk

The 2008 Farm Bill recognized the growing interest and support of organic agriculture across the country and required the development of a transparent means by which producers may initiate organic certification while participating in a CSP contract. "The Conservation Stewardship Program’s Contribution to Organic Transitioning - The Organic Crosswalk", provides an explanation of how CSP enhancements can be used to assist producers in meeting individual National Organic Program (NOP) rules while going through the transitioning period.

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The Organic Crosswalk (PDF, 45KB)