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Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
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.
NRCS delivers conservation technical assistance through its voluntary Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA). CTA is available to any group or individual interested in conserving our natural resources and sustaining agricultural production. This assistance can help land users:
*Maintain and improve private lands and their management
*Protect and improve water quality and quantity
*Maintain and improve wildlife and fish habitat
*Maintain and improve the aesthetic character of private land
*Explore opportunities to diversify agricultural operations
*Develop and apply sustainable agricultural systems
The Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial assistance to individuals/entities to address soil, water, air, plant, animal and other related natural resource concerns on their land.
Through EQIP, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides assistance to agricultural producers in a manner that will address resource concerns, increase environmental benefits, and help participants to meet Federal, State, Tribal, and local environmental regulations. EQIP offers financial and technical help to assist participants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland.