Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in California

CSP payments by fiscal year in California

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CSP by Sign-up in California

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in California

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in California

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CSP payments by contract size in California

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in California

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape137
2Recycle 100% of farm lubricants118
3Rotation of supplement and feeding areas116
4Locally grown and marketed farm products98
5Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management98
6Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management97
7Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift82
8Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling75
9Irrigation pumping plant evaluation64
10High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk55
11Replace burning of prunings and other crop residues with non-burning alternatives54
12Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat46
13Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape43
14Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses42
15Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species39
16Pumping plant powered by renewable energy37
17Establish pollinator habitat36
18GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec34
19Shallow water habitat33
20Use of Cover Crop Mixes32

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in California

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CSP acreage by land use in California

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in California

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CSP payments by county in California, 2011-2014

1Riverside County, California$3,269,191
2Lassen County, California$2,167,454
3Modoc County, California$1,731,705
4Humboldt County, California$1,296,931
5Kern County, California$1,211,413
6Siskiyou County, California$1,202,587
7Colusa County, California$1,024,130
8Tehama County, California$980,045
9Madera County, California$949,279
10Plumas County, California$942,035
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for California, 2012

Land in California, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:77,857
Total Acres in Farms:25,569,001
Cropland Acres:9,591,783
Permanent pasture and rangeland:13,036,448
Woodland Acres:1,575,520
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,365,250

Livestock in California, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold273,277,272
Layers inventory 19,000,779
Cattle and calves inventory5,370,531
Sheep and lambs inventory668,517
Hogs and pigs inventory111,893

Crops in California, 2012


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