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The Technical Service Provider (TSP) process is intended to help professionals interested in providing technical assistance to landowners and farmers under one of the Farm Bill conservation programs.

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  Highlighting a successful Forestry TSP in Southwest Wisconsin.

Wisconsin TSP Forestry Training Session (October 2016)

On October 24, 2016 a training session was held in Rhinelander Wisconsin with an emphasis on NRCS Forestry related items.  The following materials were presented during the training session:

Wisconsin TSP Training Sessions (June 2016)

In June 2016; three training sessions were held in Wisconsin to provide training and guidance on TSP policies and procedures and conservation planning requirements.  The following materials were presented during the training sessions:      

Beginning October 1, 2016; the NRCS-CPA-52 (Section A through P) shall be required to be completed, signed, and submitted by the TSP for any Conservation Plan or Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) developed by the TSP.

Please see the following NRCS Wisconsin Instruction document regarding Conservation Activity Plan requirements for Fiscal Year 2017:

TSP Performance Reporting

TSP’s are responsible for reporting the technical services they perform.  In order to document TSP accomplishments, TSPs must provide the following information within 30 days of completion of work:

  • TSP Name
  • Customer Name
  • Program
  • Location of Work (State, county, Land Tract Identifier)
  • Land Use
  • Practice Name, Amount, and Units
  • Service type (i.e. Planning, Design, Installation, Checkout

The reporting form will indicate that the technical services provided by the TSP:

  1. Comply with all applicable Federal, State, Tribal, and local laws and requirements.
  2. Meet applicable NRCS conservation practice standards, specifications, and program requirements.
  3. Are consistent with and meet the particular conservation program goals and objectives
  4. Incorporate, where appropriate, low-cost alternatives that address the resource concern. 

Within 30 days of completion of work, submit the completed worksheet by email to: WI.NRCS.Technical@wi.usda.gov

TSP Informational Updates

For more information on TSP in Wisconsin, contact Eric Allness, TSP Coordinator for NRCS in Wisconsin at eric.allness@usda.gov or 608-662-4422 ext. 246.