New Jersey Conservation Stewardship Program

New Jersey Conservation Stewardship Program

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by:

  • Undertaking additional conservation activities; and
  • Improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.

The national Conservation Stewardship Program continuous sign up started August 10. The first ranking period ended September 30, 2009. Applications are being accepted NOW! The current period will remain open until closing is announced by USDA national leadership.

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) authorized the Conservation Stewardship Program. Congress renamed and revamped the former Conservation Security Program completely to improve its availability and appeal to agricultural and forestry producers. The Conservation Stewardship Program is offered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous sign-ups with announced cut-off application dates for ranking periods.

The new CSP is very different from the old Conservation Security Program. Under the old program, producers were eligible if they were in the selected watersheds. All contracts under the old CSP will be honored until the end of their contract term.


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New Jersey Conservation Stewardship Program is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact New Jersey Conservation Stewardship Program

Julie Hawkins
State Conservationist
220 Davidson Ave 4th Floor
Somerset, New Jersey  08873
Phone: 732-537-6040
Fax: 855-305-7157


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • New Jersey

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