Voluntary Stewardship Program

VSP Implementation

Quarterly Reports:

Completed VSP Quarterly Report Forms are due on the following dates for the work performed:

July 2021 - June 2022:

  • Period of January 1 – March 31, 2022 – Due April 10, 2022
  • Period of April 1 - June 30, 2022 - Due July 10, 2022

July 2022 - June 2023:

  • Period of July 1 – September 30, 2022 – Due October 10, 2022
  • Period of October 1 – December 31, 2022 – Due January 10, 2023
  • Period of January 1 – March 31, 2023 – Due April 10, 2023
  • Period of April 1 – June 30, 2023 – Due July 10, 2023

2-Year Reports:

5-Year Reports:

FY 22-23 VSP Supplemental Budget

Project Management:


VSP Monitoring Guide Forum: A monitoring forum was held virtually on March 28, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Links to the agenda and recorded webinar are linked below.

NRCS Webinars
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:

Additional Monitoring Resources:



TSP Template:

Please refer to this FAQ Sheet on VSP Billing to learn more about allowable costs, reporting requirements, and more.

See below for examples of outreach materials created by other VSP counties:

VSP Self Assessment Checklists

Individual Stewardship Plan Examples






Press Release Examples

FAQ Examples

Recent events

VSP 101 Training
May 4, 2023, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
, in Lacey, WA and online

View webinar recording and slide deck!


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.