Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical
assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and
related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland,
grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private
forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and
other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and
agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource
concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed. Participation in
the program is voluntary.
2009 Conservation Stewardship Program (1st Ranking Period Archive)
Resource conserving crops are defined as: (1) a
perennial grass, legume, or grass/legume grown for use as forage, seed for
planting, or green manure, (2) a high residue producing crop, or (3) a cover
crop immediately following an annual crop.