Voluntary Stewardship Program

Welcome VSP Administrators

Washington State’s Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) provides an alternative approach for counties to address our state’s Growth Management Act requirements. The program uses a watershed-based, incentive-based process to protect critical areas, promote viable agriculture, and encourage cooperation among diverse stakeholders.

Installing post-assisted log structures to enhance fish habitat on Alpowa Creek in Asotin County.

What's New?

  1. Special Notice: October 2020 VSP Newsletter - 5 Year Report Template
  2. Now available: VSP 5 Year Report Template User Instructions and 5 Year Report Guide
  3. Watch Bill Eller and Ron Shultz present to the House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee the VSP overview, as well as COVID-19 impacts to agriculture and natural resources industries. Watch the presentation on TVW here.
  4. To continue protecting the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public, all VSP meetings of the Technical Panel and Statewide Advisory Committee will be conducted via online webinar and teleconference until further notice.  For information on how to participate in a meeting by webinar and teleconference, details can be found in the meeting agenda on the Statewide Advisory Committee webpage or on the Technical Panel webpage.
  5. For current news, information, and webinar links for VSP, please read the October 2020 VSP Newsletter.

Have questions about the Voluntary Stewardship Program?

Contact Program Manager Bill Eller, VSP State Coordinator.

Phone: 509-385-7512. Email: beller@scc.wa.gov