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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Critical Area Planting

A Critical Area Planting means an area of highly erodible land that cannot be stabilized by ordinary conservation treatment on which permanent perennial vegetative cover is established and protected to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion and sedimentation.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Soil saved
  • Phosphorus saved
  • Acres affected (planted acres)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ECS - 342 - Critical Area Planting
  • ECS - 382 - Fence (supporting practice)
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

ACSP Policy Summary

Critical Area Planting

CS2 Common Components

Design Standards

Job Sheet


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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