Iowa Conservation Stewardship Program

Iowa Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed. Participation in the program is voluntary.


2009 CSP Self-Screening Checklist And Activity Sheet

Agriculture Land Non-Industrial Private Forestland
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  • Soil quality
  • Soil erosion
  • Water quality
  • Animals (includes livestock and wildlife)
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Water quality
  • Soil erosion

Resource conserving crops in Iowa
Resource conserving crops are defined as: (1) a perennial grass, legume, or grass/legume grown for use as forage, seed for planting, or green manure, (2) a high residue producing crop, or (3) a cover crop immediately following an annual crop.
High residue producing crops in Iowa include:
  • corn
  • sorghum
  • small grain
  • millet
  • legume
  • grass
  • grass/legume hay.

Program Contact

Tom O'Connor
Resource Conservationist
Phone: 515-284-4353

Contact Iowa Conservation Stewardship Program



Service Area

National Program