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Have You Checked Out the Conservation Stewardship Program?

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Comments Off on Have You Checked Out the Conservation Stewardship Program?

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Have you ever looked across your property and thought about some land management goals you would like to take to the next level? Have you not gotten started because you weren’t quite sure what to do, or were lacking funding to implement practices? Well, the Natural Resources Conservation Service might be help with their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

This program helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, NRCS can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet your specific goals. They might help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing planto improve your forage base, suggest ways to implement no-till to reduce erosion and share ideas for managing forested areas and pastures to improve wildlife habitat.

If you’re wondering what kinds of projects might be supported, check out this video with examples from farmers and ranchers who have participated in the program.


Looking for an NRCS Office near you? Click here to go to an interactive map that will help you find it.

You can also click over to the website to search the 2017 CSP Enhancements. Choose the land use type and resource concern you’re interested in and then hit return for a list of possible projects covered by the program.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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