Oklahoma Conservation Stewardship Program

Oklahoma Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

General Program Information

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) changed dramatically in the 2008 Farm Bill. Congress renamed and revamped the former Conservation Security Program completely to improve its availability and appeal to agricultural and forestry producers. The Conservation Stewardship Program will be offered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous sign-ups with announced cut-off application dates for ranking periods. The maximum annual enrollment is capped at nearly 12.8 million acres nationwide.

The 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.

The CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land in all 50 States and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands Areas. The program provides equitable access to all producers, regardless of operation size, crops produced, or geographic location. The Secretary of Agriculture has delegated the authority for CSP to the NRCS Chief.

National CSP Program Information - This national website provides updated information on the CSP for 2009, including the self-screening tools to be used by applicants.

Oklahoma Conservation Stewardship Program Geographic Areas

Oklahoma Resource Priorities by Geographic Areas

    Panhandle Agricultural Lands

  • Air Quality
  • Animal
  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Quantity

   West Agricultural Lands

  • Air Quality
  • Animal
  • Plants
  • Soil Erosion

    East Agricultural Lands

  • Animal
  • Plants
  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Quality

    Forest Land (Non-Industrial Private Forest Land)

  • Plants
  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Quality

Resource Conserving Crops (PDF; 10 KB) Provides the listing of Oklahoma Resource Conserving Crops.

Organic Crosswalk (PDF; 45 KB) Supplemental information for organic farmers.  Provides information on how a producer can use CSP Conservation Enhancements to aid them during the “transitioning” period to organic farming.

Conservation Measurement Tool Questions - Questions used during the application process.

2009 Enhancement Activity Job Sheets -  Job sheets used for the various enhancement activities, national job sheets with state supplements as applicable.

The following document provides the CSP application form and the appendix, which can also be obtained at local NRCS field offices.

CSP 2009 Application (PDF; 38 KB)


Contact Oklahoma Conservation Stewardship Program

Kenneth Hitch
Resource Conservationist
Oklahoma
Phone: 405-742-1208

 

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