Conservation Security Program (CSP) Wildlife Benchmark Inventory Worksheet
For Tier II or Tier III applications, please complete the following wildlife evaluation
sheets for the land use(s) that are included in your offer. To assist with completion of
the Wildlife Evaluation Worksheets see attached 2008 Conservation Security Program
Wildlife Index Lists.
The above information is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if
requested, I can provide a minimum of two years of documentation to support the
information provided above.
Name:_________________________________ Date: ______________
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Tier II or III
Wildlife - Cropland Habitat
a. Herbaceous cover with > 75% undesirable species (see Wildlife Index List)
b. Herbaceous cover primarily of introduced species with low wildlife value (see Wildlife Index List).
c. Cover composed primarily of native plants; some structural/functional groups (e.g., warm season tall grasses, warm season mid-
grasses, warm season shortgrasses, cool season mid-grasses, perennial forbs, shrubs, and trees) expected for the site are missing;
number of species are fewer than expected for the ecological site or site potential.
d. Herbaceous cover either native herbaceous vegetation or introduced species with high wildlife value (see Wildlife Index List), such as
those often included in wildlife seed mixes.
e. Cover is composed of > 75% of all structural/functional groups (e.g., warm season grasses, cool season grasses, perennial forbs,
shrubs, and trees) expected for the site; number of species in each group closely matches that expected for the ecological site or site
a. NCHE < 1% of the field.
b. NCHE is ≥ 1 and ≤ 5 %
c. NCHE is > 5% and ≤ 10%.