Conservation Stewardship Program Application & Management Plan - Illinois

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Conservation Stewardship Program Application & Management Plan
Thank you for your interest in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Before you complete this application,
we highly recommend that you contact your county assessor to verify that enrolling into the CSP will not have an
adverse effect on your property tax obligations. Your county assessor's office may also be able to provide you with
the aerial map, and property record card required with the submittal of your application. The Illinois Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR) recommends that a landowner consult with a wildlife or forestry professional to establish
their management plan. There are a number of qualified consultants available throughout the state. If a
management plan has already been established on the property, please indicate that when you get to the Plan
Implementation section of this application. All applications must be completed and submitted before November
1st annually in order to have time for the property to be assessed in CSP for the following year.
County Assessor Contact Directory
Taxpayer Name: Enter the full name of the taxpayer as it appears on the annual property tax bill for the land
covered by your conservation management plan.
First Name:
Middle Initial
Last Name:
Corporation/Trust:
Taxpayer Mailing Address: Enter the mailing address of the taxpayer as it appears on the annual property tax bill
for the land covered by your conservation management plan.
Address:
State
City:
Zipcode:
Taxpayer Daytime Phone Number: Enter a phone number (including area code) at which the Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR) can reach you during normal business hours.
Phone Number:
Taxpayer E-mail Address (optional): If you wish to allow IDNR to contact you by e-mail, enter your e-mail
address.
Email:
Property Index Number: Enter the property index number or parcel number for the unimproved land as noted on
your property tax bill or obtained from your County Assessor's office. You must also provide a property tax record
card for each parcel having acreage being submitted for the CSP program. This information along with the
required aerial maps are to be mailed to:
Tax PIN #
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Conservation Stewardship Program
Tax PIN #
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL. 62702
Tax PIN #
Tax PIN #
Tax PIN #
Conservation Stewardship Program Application & Management Plan
Thank you for your interest in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Before you complete this application,
we highly recommend that you contact your county assessor to verify that enrolling into the CSP will not have an
adverse effect on your property tax obligations. Your county assessor's office may also be able to provide you with
the aerial map, and property record card required with the submittal of your application. The Illinois Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR) recommends that a landowner consult with a wildlife or forestry professional to establish
their management plan. There are a number of qualified consultants available throughout the state. If a
management plan has already been established on the property, please indicate that when you get to the Plan
Implementation section of this application. All applications must be completed and submitted before November
1st annually in order to have time for the property to be assessed in CSP for the following year.
County Assessor Contact Directory
Taxpayer Name: Enter the full name of the taxpayer as it appears on the annual property tax bill for the land
covered by your conservation management plan.
First Name:
Middle Initial
Last Name:
Corporation/Trust:
Taxpayer Mailing Address: Enter the mailing address of the taxpayer as it appears on the annual property tax bill
for the land covered by your conservation management plan.
Address:
State
City:
Zipcode:
Taxpayer Daytime Phone Number: Enter a phone number (including area code) at which the Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR) can reach you during normal business hours.
Phone Number:
Taxpayer E-mail Address (optional): If you wish to allow IDNR to contact you by e-mail, enter your e-mail
address.
Email:
Property Index Number: Enter the property index number or parcel number for the unimproved land as noted on
your property tax bill or obtained from your County Assessor's office. You must also provide a property tax record
card for each parcel having acreage being submitted for the CSP program. This information along with the
required aerial maps are to be mailed to:
Tax PIN #
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Conservation Stewardship Program
Tax PIN #
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL. 62702
Tax PIN #
Tax PIN #
Tax PIN #
Prepared For:
Start Date:
Conservation Stewardship Program
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Expiration Date:
One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL. 62702
Property Location:
Location of Unimproved Land: If you are not familiar with the land survey system used to identify land parcels in
your county, contact your county assessor’s office for assistance in determining the description of your land. If the
land covered by your conservation management plan is described under the French Land Grant system, enter your
lot number below instead of a section number. The map that shows these parcels is the plat map you will be
required to submit with this application.
Fill in the name of the county in which the unimproved land is located. If your acreage is located in adjoining
counties, you must submit an application for each county.
If a property is contiguous and spans multiple townships, please indicate
County:
Township Name, Township Number, Range, and Section in the space
Township
provided below for additional townships. Please separate additional
information with commas.
Township #
Additional
Townships
Range:
Section #
The total acreage of the Property Tax Index Number(s) or PIN(s) that you are enrolling in CSP.
Total Parcel Acreage:
Total acreage developed or acreage associated with a structure (i.e. house, barn, shed, yard, etc.).
Developed Acreage Total:
Total acreage enrolled in CSP. Total acreage being submitted to the CSP can be calculated by subtracting any
developed acreage and any ineligible acreage (such as acreage mowed/baled, farmed, or used for livestock) from
the total acreage of all parcels involved.
CSP Application Acreage Total
Driving directions from nearest major town. Use a town that has visible identifiers (signs, etc)
Introduction to the Wildlife Management Plan:
This is a guide to inform the land owner of wildlife habitat needs in order to obtain the desired wildlife goals set for
their property. The goal is to provide a diverse habitat capable of supporting increased numbers of wildlife and
wildlife species. Management is an ongoing occurrence. Landowners enrolling in CSP need to be prepared to
follow the guidelines of their management plan in order to stay in compliance with the Conservation Stewardship
Program. Habitat maintenance of this enrolled property should be considered a long term commitment!
Please rank the objectives for your property. Rank your top 5 Objectives, with #1 being the highest priority.
Create/improve habitat for wildlife such as bobwhite quail, rabbits, white-tail deer, eastern wild turkey, and other wildlife species
Remove invasive species to promote native species
Improve and maintain native species through use of prescribed fire and other management tools
Manage timber for timber value (does not require any type of harvest unless landowner wishes)
Manage area for recreational objectives (hunting, hiking, fishing, birding, mushroom collection)
Re-vegetate area to prevent soil erosion problems
Improve water quality for surrounding area
For investment or personal/family legacy
The opportunity to reduce current tax rate by completing management on your property
Enhance and/or restore area to native plant and animal communities
Property Description: What is the CURRENT condition of the property? Is it primarily in timber acres, pasture,
mowed areas, etc.? Have you actively been improving your property for conservation?
What do you primarily do on the property?
Hunting
Hiking
Fishing
Trapping
Mushroom Collection
Berry Collection
Birding
Firewood
Wildlife Watching
ATV Use
Collection
Camping
No Current Use
Do you have food plots? (Optional)
Yes
No
Do you currently allow other people to hunt on your property? (Optional)
Yes
No
If yes, for what species and how many people annually ? (Optional)
Introduction to the Wildlife Management Plan (continued):
Land Use/Management History: How was the property used in the past?
Cool Season Exotic
Forest/Woodland
Row Crop Production
Native Grass Planting
(fescue/brome/orchard grass)
Unimproved
Strip Mine
Timber Harvest
Fallow Field
(no structures associated)
Other
Adjacent Land Use: What is the primary land use of the properties adjacent to the CSP property? Please select the
one that most accurately describes surrounding properties:
North of Property
South of Property
East of Property
West of Property
Developed
Developed
Developed
Developed
Fallow Field
Fallow Field
Fallow Field
Fallow Field
Native Grass Planting
Native Grass Planting
Native Grass Planting
Native Grass Planting
Other
Other
Other
Other
Row Crop Production
Row Crop Production
Row Crop Production
Row Crop Production
Timber
Timber
Timber
Timber
Wetlands
Wetlands
Wetlands
Wetlands
Pasture
Pasture
Pasture
Pasture
(fescue/brome/orchard grass)
(fescue/brome/orchard grass)
(fescue/brome/orchard grass)
(fescue/brome/orchard grass)
Agricultural with
Agricultural with
Agricultural with
Agricultural with
timber/grass areas
timber/grass areas
timber/grass areas
timber/grass areas
Conservation Areas Distances: Please indicate, to the
best of your knowledge, any other conservation areas
Do you have acreage enrolled in:
within the vicinity of the property being enrolled. Please
Conservation Stewardship Program
select an approximate distance to the conservation area
from the selections in the check boxes below. This is to aid
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
the IDNR in landscape management activities.
Forestry Development Act
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Conservation Reserve Program
Wildlife:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
EQIP/WHIP
Nature Preserve:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Nature Preserve
County Forest Preserve:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Land and Water Reserve
National Forest:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Wetland Reserve
National Wildlife Refuge:
IDNR Property:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Acres for Wildlife
Other Federal Land:
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
USFW Partners Program
IDNR Conservation Programs: Examples - Conservation Stewardship Program,
Forestry Development Act, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program...etc.
n/a
1 mile
3 miles
5 miles
Easements or Encumbrances: Are there utilities or railroad easements on the property? Does your neighbor or
yourself have an easement to a road to access the property? Does it have a conservation easement already in
place?
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