Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Alaska

CSP payments by fiscal year in Alaska

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CSP by Sign-up in Alaska

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Alaska

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Alaska

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CSP payments by contract size in Alaska

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Alaska

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk9
2Locally grown and marketed farm products7
3Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift6
4Dust control on unpaved roads and surfaces5
5GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec5
6Establish pollinator habitat5
7Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation4
8Recycle 100% of farm lubricants3
9Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up3
10Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape3
11Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape3
12Tree/Shrub Establishment3
13Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species2
14Rotation of supplement and feeding areas2
15Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management2
16Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants2
17Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date2
18Precision application technology to apply nutrients2
19Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops2
20Stream Habitat Improvement and Management2

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Alaska

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CSP acreage by land use in Alaska

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Alaska

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CSP payments by county in Alaska, 2011-2014

1Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska$2,741,312
2Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska$1,712,812
3Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska$666,294
4Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska$396,772
5Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska$30,276
6Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska$4,000


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Alaska, 2012

Land in Alaska, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:762
Total Acres in Farms:833,861
Cropland Acres:84,114
Permanent pasture and rangeland:696,359
Woodland Acres:36,826
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:16,562

Livestock in Alaska, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory10,667
Layers inventory 8,265
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold2,044
Hogs and pigs inventory1,009
Sheep and lambs inventory773

Crops in Alaska, 2012


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