AL Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service of Alabama


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Mar 2, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Working Professional For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Alabama

Location of residency: Alabama

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Overview:

CSP

Have you ever looked across your property and thought about some land management goals you would like to take to the next level? Maybe we can help.

No one knows more about your land than you do, and no one knows more about conservation than we do. Together we can develop a plan tailored to your land and your goals to help you increase productivity and protect the value of your land.

Our Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increases crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals.

We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.

Sustainable Production

CSP is for working lands. It is the largest conservation program in the United States with 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled in CSP. Thousands of people have made the choice to voluntarily enroll in the program because it helps them enhance natural resources and improve their business operation.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved Soil Health; 
  • Increased Crop Yields;
  • Improved Water Quality;
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvements;
  • Increased Forestry Production; and
  • Improved Air Quality.

Through CSP, we can help build your business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of your entire operation. Good land stewardship not only conserves the natural resources on your farm, ranch or forest, it also provides multiple benefits to local communities, including better water and air quality and wildlife habitat, as well as food and fiber.

CSP Enhancements

Enhancements are management activities that go above and beyond the minimum conservation practice standard requirements helping the producer achieve a higher level of conservation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants are Individuals, entities, and Indian Tribes operating agricultural or private non-industrial private forest land.
  • Prior to submitting an application the applicant must be the operator in the Farm Services Agency (FSA) farm records management system for the agricultural operation being offered for the program.
  • The applicant must have effective control of the lands for the life of the contract, be compliant with the highly erodible land (HEL) and wetland conservation (WC) provisions, and be compliant with payment eligibility provisions, including the adjusted gross income (AGI) provision.