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.
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.