Maximizing the CSP in Northeast Iowa

Through this project, NE IA RC&D partnered with NRCS to maintain and restore cropland, forestland, grazing land, and fish and wildlife habitat and protect water and air resources in Northeast Iowa by providing information and education to producers about participation in the Conservation Security Program. The project also provided outreach to producers and Soil and Water Conservation Districts to help producers understand how their pasture management, CNMP, and other conservation plan components could be implemented to position them to participate in CSP in the future. Project personnel worked closely with other NE IA RC&D personnel, SWCD and NRCS offices to identify and target landowners for outreach and reduce duplication of efforts in the region.