Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional conservation activities and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.

Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, plants, animals, and related natural resources on their land.

Eligible lands include privately owned cropland, grassland, improved pastureland, non-industrial private forestland, 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 participants can address resource concerns related to agricultural production.

NRCS offers the Conservation Stewardship Program on a continuous signup basis, meaning NRCS accepts applications year-round with periodic ranking cutoff dates announced during the year.

The program provides equitable access to all producers, regardless of operation size, crops produced, or geographic location. Individuals, business entities, and Indian tribes operating privately owned agricultural or non-industrial private forestland might be eligible for the program.

How to Apply

Visit your local USDA Service Center or visit for information to get starts. Also, learn what steps you will need to take to prepare for, and submit your application to become a USDA-NRCS Conservation Program participant.

If you are interested in participating in CSP, you will need to submit an application to your local NRCS office. For information regarding the CSP contact your local USDA-NRCS office or visit the National NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program web site.

Contact Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program

Eugene Backhaus
State Resource Conservationist
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, Colorado  80225-0426
Phone: 720-544-2868
Cell Phone: 303-594-8101
Fax: 720-544-2965


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Colorado

Office Locaters

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