It takes time to complete the application so do not wait until the deadline to start your application. Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, those interested in ensuring consideration for 2023 funding should submit applications to their local NRCS office no later than March 17, 2023.
“It is the largest conservation program in the United States with more than 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled,” said Eric Allness, the NRCS Acting State Conservationist in Wisconsin.
CSP is not the only source of cost sharing and other assistance for landowners through the NRCS. The Conservation Reserve Program pays landowners to take marginal agricultural land out of production and use it to conserve wildlife and protect the soil. Their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides cost sharing to complete discrete conservation projects to improve your property.
Our Landowner Assistance page describes a range of federal state and local sources of help. Whether you want to reduce soil erosion, restore a wetland, attract wildlife habitat, improve your timber stand, or remove invasive plants, there is technical and often financial assistance available.