NRCS Stewardship Planning


As a registered Technical Service Providers (TSP) with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),  PLS can assist clients in two broad areas: Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) development and Conservation Practice.  A Conservation Activity Plan or CAP can be developed for clients to identify conservation practices needed to address a specific natural resource need. Typically, these plans are specific to certain kinds of land use such as:

  • transitioning to organic operations

  • grazing land

  • forest land


A CAP can also address a specific resource need. With a CAP plan, landowners can then apply for financial assistance to implement the needed conservation practices. 


We work with landowners in the areas of agro-forestry, grazing, and/or wildlife habitat and other practices by providing a variety of conservation planning services and the appropriate supporting documentation. As TSPs we maintain confidentiality and also help farmers, ranchers and forest land owners comply with federal, state, tribal and local laws and requirements, and to meet commitments made under NRCS conservation program contracts.  While TSPs work primarily with individuals, the NRCS State Conservationist has the option to authorize the use of a TSP to deliver conservation planning with groups – for example, those in a given watershed or drainage district.


PLS provides comprehensive natural resource planning that meets the goals of its clients while focusing on the best and most productive use of the resources you while at the same time taking into account harmony with the landscape that surrounds it.