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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Heavy Use Area Protection


An area used frequently and intensively by animals which must be stabilized by surfacing with suitable materials to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution from dissolved, particulate, and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Each
Required Effects
  • Acres affected
  • Animal type
  • Animal units
JAA/NRCS Standards
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

CS2 Common Components

Design Standards


NRCS Job Sheets


Addition Information

  • National Engineering Handbook, Construction Specification 217 - Geotextiles and Material Specification 592 – Geotextiles


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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