Completed VSP Quarterly Report Forms are due on the following dates for the work performed:
The NRCS has links to recorded webinars on topics relating to critical area functions and values, conservation practice mapping and monitoring, effectiveness monitoring, and the effects of climate change on agricultural activities and critical areas.
Content is primarily from NRCS’s Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series (website with additional resources here) and USGS’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center (website with additional resources here). Some of the links to the webinars are set out below:
Please follow policies and procedures in the updated Grants & Contracts Procedure Manual to request payments for contracts.
For additional VSP billing questions, contact: Karla Heinitz, (360) 407-6212
The Watershed Work Group Members have an important oversight role to play during VSP implementation. Policy Advisory 03-18 explains that the watershed work group members have many different duties during implementation, so it is important that they read and understand the county’s VSP work plan, receive training in the background and history of VSP, as well as how the work group functions as an entity of the county. Watershed work group meetings are open public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act, RCW Chapter 42.30, so all volunteer members of the watershed workgroup will need to be familiar with the OPMA and should undergo the attorney general’s OPMA training. Remember, OPMA refresher training is required every four years.