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About Conservation Client Gateway

What is Conservation Client Gateway? 

Conservation Client Gateway is a new NRCS secure web application that provides individual landowners and land users the option to request conservation technical and financial assistance from NRCS. Through the Client Gateway, you will be able to:

  • Request help on a natural resource issue or request a conservation plan on your property
  • Apply for financial assistance to help solve your natural resource issues in your conservation plan
  • Review and sign your conservation plans and practice implementation schedules
  • Electronically sign key documents, such as financial assistance conservation program applications and contracts
  • Document and report completed conservation practices and contract items
  • Request and track payments due to you for completed and certified contract items
  • Request updates (e.g. address, e-mail, phone number) to your customer profile information

Benefits of using Conservation Client Gateway 

Conservation is just a click away! Save your time, money, and fuel, with fewer trips to your local NRCS Field Office to take care of administrative tasks, like signing forms and applying for conservation programs, by creating an account and using Client Gateway. 

The Client Gateway does not replace the time that you spend with your local conservation planner. Client Gateway should free up time on your part and the conservationist’s to focus more effort addressing your natural resources issues and opportunities.

Who can use Conservation Client Gateway? 

The current version of Client Gateway will allow clients to interact with their current individual, non-business entities related Conservation Plans, applications and contract information. NRCS is planning to provide authorized representatives of business entities access to entity related plans, applications and contract records in a subsequent release.  

Can I use my mobile device or tablet with Client Gateway?

The current version of Client Gateway does not fully support mobile devices, tablets, or cell phones. This functionality will be added in a subsequent release. 

What browsers can I use with Client Gateway?

The Conservation Client Gateway works with most standard Web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari). The system will notify you if you have older browser versions that may not function properly.  

Does Client Gateway facilitate power of attorney access?

No, not at this time, providing authorized representatives access will added in a subsequent release. 

What type of information will I see in Client Gateway?

  1. Your Conservation Plans associated with an active NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program contract (e.g., Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), or the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)).
  2. Your Conservation Plans that are active (not completed) and have been reviewed and, or updated since January 1, 2014, but are not associated with an NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program contract (e.g., EQIP, CSP).
  3. Your NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program applications submitted during the current fiscal year (e.g., October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015). 
  4. Your NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program contracts that are active.
  5. Your NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program contract payments for completed and NRCS-certified contract items, dated October 1, 2011 or later.


What type of information is not provided in Client Gateway?

  1. You will not be able to see your NRCS Financial Assistance Conservation Program contracts that have been canceled or terminated.
  2. You will not be able to see your NRCS easement program agreements.
  3. You will not be able to see your Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) agreements.