The 2002 Farm Bill expanded the capacity of USDA conservation programs to protect the Nation's natural resources on private and
tribal lands. Subsequently, funding was made available to land owners for a wide array of conservation practices on their lands. In
order to better serve agricultural producers, the 2002 Farm Bill also encouraged USDA to use technical service providers to
increase the technical assistance available to help landowners meet their conservation goals.
Technical Service Providers (TSP's) work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and help agricultural producers such as
forest land owners to apply conservation practices on their lands. Connwood Foresters staff being certified as a TSP's for Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can provide technical services, quality work, and professional technical assistance to
landowners or producers who participate in USDA conservation programs.
Connwood Foresters as TSP's can…
• Develop conservation plans and perform selected compliance studies
• Plan, design, and lay out conservation practices in the field of Forestry, Wildlife, and Agroforestry
• Check out completed conservation practices
For More Information
Additional information on technical service provider assistance is available at http://techreg.usda.gov or by contacting a USDA
Service Center. USDA Service Centers can be located on the Web at http://offices.usda.gov or through the local telephone directory
under U.S. Government. A list of State TSP Coordinators.