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.
Five Year Report Template Preview: The Conservation Commission hosted a preview webinar of the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) five year report template on July 23, 2020. This preview is meant to assist county work group members, technical service providers, county staff and others who are implementing VSP to understand what the Commission’s role is in the five year reporting process and to see the kinds of questions and data the Commission is using on the template. Click here to view the recorded webinar.
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.
The Commission has updated Policy Advisory #05-18 to highlight the differences between the 2-year VSP status report versus the 5-year review and evaluation report. The revised PA #05-18 can be found on the Statewide Advisory Committee’s web page or directly at this link.