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.
How successfully has the Conservation Security Program (CSP) met its goals in Iowa?
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.
Year of Grant Completion
Kliebenstein, James and Reich, Denis, "Evaluating the Conservation Security Program utilizing the perceptions and economics of producer participation: Implications for land stewardship in Iowa agriculture" (2009). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 336.