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.

What's New?

  1. The August 1, 2022 NRCS Informational Session recording and materials are available to view on the Resources & Webinars webpage.
  2. On July 21, 2022, the Commission approved the FY 2023 VSP Supplemental Budget Guidelines. The final version can be found here or on the VSP Implementation webpage.
  3. We are seeking your feedback on VSP communications and how we can better get you the information you need. Take the survey today and let us know what you think!
  4. The Commission, after consultation with the Technical Panel and Statewide Advisory Committee and comment from VSP stakeholders, has adopted a new policy advisory dealing with adaptive management in VSP. The policy advisory was a result of discussions about adaptive management as part of the first five year reporting process. The new policy advisory can be found here, and provides some insight for VSP stakeholders, and particularly county work groups and implementers, on how to address adaptive management in VSP.
  5. For current news, information, and webinar links, please see the July 2022 VSP Newsletter.
  6. 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 participating 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.
Installing post-assisted log structures to enhance fish habitat on Alpowa Creek in Asotin County.

Have questions about the Voluntary Stewardship Program?

Contact Program Manager Bill Eller, VSP State Coordinator.

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