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Forestry in Illinois

Conservation Stewardship Program  

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)


Among the challenges the State of Illinois faces in its effort to manage its natural resources is preserving and enhancing biological resources in a landscape that is 90 percent privately owned.

The mission of the Conservation Stewardship Program is to encourage landowners to advance the stewardship of our natural heritage for future generations by preserving the plants, animals and natural communities through management of the lands and waters they need to survive.

Forestry Management Plan and Implementation Cost Share available through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).  For more information please contact your local NRCS office.

If you have any questions please contact the CSP Office at 217-785-8284.


General Information


Conservation Stewardship Law (Senate Bill 17)


Administrative Rule


Frequently Asked Questions

  Instructions for completing the CSP Application
e\ CSP Forms:
  On-line Application
e\ Cancellation Form
  Change of Acreage Form
  Change of Ownership Notification Form
e\ CSP Brochure
e\ County Assessor Login Page
e\ Landowner Guides to Management:
  Creating Habitats and Homes for Illinois Wildlife
  Native Plant Guide
  Living with Illinois Wildlife
e\ Illinois Exotic Species:
  Exotic Species Introduction
  Invasive Plants Identification and Control
  Illinois Nature Preserves Management Guidelines
e\ IDNR Private Land Assistance Programs:
  Acres for Wildlife Program
  Illinois Forestry Development Act
e\ Technical Service Providers:
  • Consulting Foresters (updated May 2013)
  • e\ Chief County Assessment Offices Contacts

    updated 01/14

    Conservation Links

    Office of Resource Conservation
    Endangered Species Protection Board
    Federal Aid & Special Funds Section
    Forest Resources
    Fur Hunting & Trapping in Illinois
    Natural Heritage
    Prairie Ridge Interpretive Site
    Nature Preserves Commission, Board of
    Wetlands Program
    Wildlife Resources, Division of
    Illinois Wildlife Action Plan

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