Conservation Security Program (CSP) - Nevada


Contact Information


The Conservation Security Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that supports ongoing stewardship of private agricultural lands by providing payments for maintaining and enhancing natural resources.

Funding Interests

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is implementing CSP on a watershed basis. Focusing on high priority watersheds will allow NRCS to provide quality service to more applicants than if the program was implemented nationwide.

Geographic Focus

Three watersheds selected for 2008 was the Middle Carson, Upper Carson, and West Walker.

Types of Support

Technical and Financial

Grant Size

$5000 to $45000

Requirements & Limitations


  • CSP participants must share in the risk of producing crops or livestock on the operation.
  • CSP participants must have control of the land for the life of the CSP contract.
  • Enrolled land must be private agricultural land or tribal land.
  • CSP participants must have completed a form 1026 for wetland and Highly Erodible Land determinations.
  • All CSP program applicants will be required to have a USDA Identification Number (also referred to as a SCIMS number).
  • Application Process


  • Producers begin the application process by filling out a self-assessment to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for CSP. Self-assessment workbooks are available in hard copy at USDA Service Centers within the watersheds, and electronically.
  • After completing the self-assessment, producers should schedule an appointment to discuss their application with the NRCS local staff to determine if they meet specific CSP eligibility requirements.
  • Deadlines

    The sign-up dates are April 18-May 16.

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