Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in California

CSP payments by fiscal year in California

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, California

1Rangeland Annual Payment$6,921,220
2Cropland Annual Payment$6,908,784
3Pasture Annual Payment$2,049,774
4Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$352,781
5Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$267,527
6Range Bundle#2$210,297
7Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$186,970
8Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$121,091
9Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat$90,252
10Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$55,107
12Associated Ag Land$44,689
13Improved grazing management for plant structure and composition through monitoring activities$38,122
14Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$37,929
15Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$32,986
16Supplemental Payment$31,608
17Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$31,079
18Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$22,438
19Minimum Payment Adjustment$15,341
20Forest Bundle#1$14,653
21Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$14,007
22No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$12,090
23Land Smoothing$11,732
24Irrigation Water Management $11,434
25Enhance development of the forest understory to improve site moisture$11,216
26Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$11,064
27Range planting for improving forage- browse- or cover for wildlife$10,652
28Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$10,473
29Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$10,373
30Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$9,883
31Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$9,586
32Crop tree management for mast production$8,984
33Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$8,902
34Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$8,560
35Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$6,969
36Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$6,698
37Increase stream shading for stream temperature reduction$5,500
38Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$4,696
39Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$4,600
40Advanced Automated IWM - Year 2-5- Soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$4,549
41Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$3,976
42Maintaining and improving forest soil quality$3,665
43Cover crop to reduce wind erosion$3,611
44Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of cover and shelter for wildlife$3,308
45Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$3,171
46Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm.$3,139
47Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$3,056
48Improved grazing management for plant productivity/health through monitoring$2,943
49Improved grazing mgmt for plant productivity/health through monitoring$2,904
50Crop Bundle#7 - Soil Health -Organic$2,884
51Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess sediment in surface water$2,725
52Reduce height of the forest understory to limit wildfire risk$2,543
53Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$2,383
54Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$2,128
55Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$2,048
56Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$2,009
57Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to limit wildfire risk$1,933
58Stream corridor bank stability improvement$1,900
59Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$1,844
60Cultural plantings$1,521
61Grade Stabilization Structure$1,243
62Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$1,195
63Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$1,036
64Supplemental Payment Improved$960
65Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$805
66Resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction$804
67Reduced tillage to reduce energy use$773
68Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion$765
69Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife$761
70Pest Management Conservation System$731
71Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$724
72Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$633
73Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$602
74Crop Bundle#6 - Soil Health Assessment- Reduced till$552
75Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$530
76Cover Crop $466
77Herbaceous Weed Treatment$458
78Dust Control on Unpaved Roads and Surfaces$400
79Pasture and Hay Planting $395
80Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction$331
81Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$272
82Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients$263
83Mulching $220
84Prescribed Grazing $219
85Tree/Shrub Pruning$162
86Increase on-site carbon storage$157
87Nutrient Management $144
88On-Farm Secondary Containment Facility$126
89Modify field operations to reduce particulate matter$63
90Structures for Wildlife$62
91Brush management for improved structure and composition$56
92Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)$46
93Irrigation System- Microirrigation$46
94Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $33
95Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)$24
96Tree/Shrub Establishment $15
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 Total Payments, 2017-202017,729,465
NRCS climate smart practice: The list of NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements were not funded until 2020, so their total spending between 2017 and 2020 is small. However, CSP practices that have EQIP codes, like code 340 for cover crops, were funded before 2020. Payments for NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements are likely to be larger after 2020.

NCRS climate smart practices on CSP acres, 2017-2020, California

1Irrigation Water Management $11,434
2Cover Crop $466
3Pasture and Hay Planting $395
4Mulching $220
5Prescribed Grazing $219
6Nutrient Management $144
7Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $33
8Tree/Shrub Establishment $15
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$12,925
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1San Luis Obispo County, California$5,465,583
2Siskiyou County, California$1,875,878
3Monterey County, California$1,768,179
4Yolo County, California$915,606
5Kern County, California$488,960
6Sutter County, California$179,880
7Glenn County, California$173,868
8Los Angeles County, California$161,434
9Colusa County, California$63,062
10Merced County, California$62,865
11Solano County, California$29,768
12Stanislaus County, California$12,914
13Humboldt County, California$11,907
14Tehama County, California$7,046
15Mendocino County, California$6,794
16Plumas County, California$334
17San Joaquin County, California$0
18San Diego County, California$0
19San Bernardino County, California$0
20San Mateo County, California$0
21Santa Barbara County, California$0
22Nevada County, California$0
23San Benito County, California$0
24Santa Clara County, California$0
25Santa Cruz County, California$0
26Shasta County, California$0
27Sierra County, California$0
28Sonoma County, California$0
29Trinity County, California$0
30Tulare County, California$0
31Tuolumne County, California$0
32Ventura County, California$0
33Yuba County, California$0
34Lake County, California$0
35Alpine County, California$0
36Amador County, California$0
37Butte County, California$0
38Calaveras County, California$0
39Contra Costa County, California$0
40Del Norte County, California$0
41El Dorado County, California$0
42Fresno County, California$0
43Imperial County, California$0
44Inyo County, California$0
45Kings County, California$0
46Sacramento County, California$0
47Lassen County, California$0
48Madera County, California$0
49Marin County, California$0
50Mariposa County, California$0
51Modoc County, California$0
52Mono County, California$0
53Napa County, California$0
54Alameda County, California$0
55Orange County, California$0
56Placer County, California$0
57Riverside County, California$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for California, 2017

Land in California, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:70,521
Total Acres in Farms:24,522,801
Cropland Acres:9,597,439
Permanent pasture and rangeland:11,606,249
Woodland Acres:1,847,551

Livestock in California, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold288,000,313
Layers inventory 14,194,957
Cattle and calves inventory5,185,593
Sheep and lambs inventory475,291
Hogs and pigs inventory96,456

Crops in California, 2017


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