Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)

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. Learn more background about VSP. 

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Counties Using VSP

Click on one of the 27 counties participating in VSP (in blue) for local program information and resources.

map of vsp counties
San JuanMasonGrays HarborThurstonPacificLewisCowlitzSkagitYakimaKittitasChelanOkanoganDouglasBentonGrantFerryLincolnAdamsFranklinWalla WallaStevensPend OreilleSpokaneWhitmanColumbiaGarfieldAsotin

San Juan

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Mason

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Grays Harbor

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Get in touch with the local VSP contact about the timeline and calls for public comment.

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Thurston

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Pacific

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Lewis

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Get in touch with the local VSP contact about the timeline and calls for public comment.

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Cowlitz

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Skagit

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan submitted, pending review.  The submitted plan can be found here.  Public comment on the submitted plan can be made here until June 5, 2017. 

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Yakima

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Kittitas

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Chelan

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Okanogan

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Douglas

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Benton

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Grant

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan submitted, pending review.  The submitted plan can be found here.  Public comment on the submitted plan can be made here until June 6, 2017.

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Ferry

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Lincoln

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Adams

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Franklin

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Walla Walla

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Stevens

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Pend Oreille

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Spokane

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Whitman

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Columbia

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Garfield

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Visit the county VSP website to learn about the timeline, contacts, and calls for public comment.

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Asotin

VSP Work Plan:

  • Plan in development. Get in touch with the local VSP contact to learn about the timeline and calls for public comment.

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VSP Partners:
washington environmental council, washington nursery and landscape association, western washington agricultural association, futurewise, washington cattlemen's association, washington farm bureau, the nature conservancy, washington state association of counties, washington state dairy federation
Resources for VSP Administrators:
Contact:

Bill Eller, VSP Coordinator
State Conservation Commission
509.385.7512

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