2009 Conservation Stewardship Program (signup 2010-01)
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) replaces the Conservation Security Program with the new Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal years 2009 through 2017.
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.
CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands 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.
Montana Priority Resource Concerns for CSP
Montana CSP Geographic Areas
Geographic Areas in Montana were designated with input from the State Technical Advisory Committee. These areas have been designated because they have similar resource concerns and will allow applicants to be considered and evaluated with applicants that have similar land uses and resource concerns.
See the 2009 Montana CSP Geographic Area Map for a larger map and list of counties within each CSP area.
Application Materials and Announcements
The deadline for FY2010 CSP applications is January 31, 2010.
See the national NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program Web page for the following:
Application forms and further program information are also available at your local Service Center.
Prior-Year Conservation Security Program (CSP) Montana Archives
For More Information
Montana Program Contacts
Dennis Dellwo, Program Specialist
Carrie Mosley, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Last Modified: 01/23/2013