Conservation Security Program (CSP) - Wyoming


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The Conservation Security Program (CSP) rewards farmers and ranchers who are implementing conservation practices on America's working lands including cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pasture, and rangeland, as well as forested land that is an incidental part of an agriculture operation.

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

The selected watershed for 2008 is the Beaver Watershed.

Types of Support

Technical and Financial

Grant Size

$5000 to $45000

Requirements & Limitations

Both the producer and the producer's operation must meet these basic eligibility criteria: 

  • The land must be privately owned, or tribal land with the majority of the land located within a priority watershed. 
  • The applicant must have an active interest in the agricultural operation, show control of the land for the life of the contract, and be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985. 
  • The applicant must share in the risk of producing any crop or livestock and be entitled to a share in the crop or livestock marketed from the operation. 
  • All applicants must meet minimum tier eligibility and contract requirements, plus any additional requirements in the sign-up announcement. 

Application Process

Agricultural producers in the selected watersheds will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Access the CSP self-assessment workbook either online at the CSP Self-Assessment page or by picking up a hard copy at the local USDA Service Center.
  2. Submit the completed workbook to the Service Center during the sign-up period.
  3. Meet with NRCS personnel to go over any additional documentation.


The sign-up period is from April 18-May 16.

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