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.
Policy Advisory 04-19 CAOs and Counties is available. The Commission, in conjunction with the VSP Statewide Advisory Committee (SAC) and Technical Panel, has finalized the guidance for counties on how VSP interacts with critical areas, agriculture, and critical area ordinances.