Project ID

P2006-06

Abstract

The Conservation Security Program, a "green payment" program, emphasizes rewarding the best stewards of natural resources and attracting the rest via reward payments. This report analyzes the Conservation Security Program (CSP) in Iowa. Program goals and its success in meeting those goals are evaluated. Results in four Iowa watersheds are summarized.

Key Question

How successfully has the Conservation Security Program (CSP) met its goals in Iowa?

Findings

CSP is rewarding those who have implemented soil conserving practices. However, there is little incentive for producers who have not previously invested in conservation to improve their standards of conservation.

Principal Investigator(s)

James Kliebenstein

Co-Investigator(s)

Denis Reich

Year of Grant Completion

2009

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