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Delivering Conservation


NRCS initiated the Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative (CDSI) to implement a more effective, efficient, and sustainable business model for delivering conservation assistance across the Nation.

Benefits to the Nation's Farmers, Ranchers, and Taxpayers

Improving how NRCS serves our customers will benefit our land and producers by:

  • Reducing the average number of trips that clients will have to make to an NRCS field office
  • Enabling NRCS and clients to finalize conservation planning and decision-making while in the field
  • Accelerating the timeline between applying for a program and having a signed contract
  • Accelerating the time between applying a practice and receiving payment for that practice
  • Offering clients 24/7/365 service for many tasks

Agricultural producers and land across the United States

Through reduced document handling, reduced decision and approval times, improved access to best-available information and technology, and staffing strategies that are aligned with streamlined processes, NRCS and USDA will benefit from a business model that will enable field technical staff to spend as much as 75% of their time in the field with clients, compared to the 20-40% now often reported.

For all of us, CDSI will result in science-based conservation that is applied in the most efficient way to improve our nation’s air, soil, water, wildlife, and energy use.

For more information, contact the NRCS Conservation Streamlining Delivery Initiative Staff.


Documents and Additional Information

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