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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Filter Strip


A Filter Strip means an area of permanent perennial vegetation for removing sediment, organic matter, and other pollutants from runoff and waste water to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pathogen contamination and pollution from dissolved, particulate, and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Acres affected
  • Soil saved
  • Nitrogen saved
  • Phosphorus saved
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ECS - 393 - Filter Strip

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

Design Standards

Job Sheets

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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