Voluntary Stewardship Program

Welcome to the new VSP website! Washington State Conservation Commission's Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) provides an alternative approach for counties to meet Growth Management Act requirements.

VSP County Resources

Welcome VSP Administrators! Access all available resources including billing and cost share information, reporting forms, training materials, monitoring resources, and more.

Understanding Critical Areas of Conservation

Protecting critical areas also helps reduce exposure to risks, such as landslides or flooding, and maintains the natural elements of our landscape.

VSP uses a watershed-focused, incentive-based, voluntary collaboration to protect critical areas of conservation, to promote agriculture, and to bring together diverse stakeholders.

VSP in Action:

Pacific

Pacific CD Protects Riparian Habitat through Fencing Project

Wildlife Habitat

Pacific Conservation District (PCD) recently worked with a landowner who completed an exclusion fence for their cattle operation.

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Recent Updates:

Click here to view VSP Updates

VSP Capital Funding Round Open for Reappropriated Funds

The Washington state legislature first provided this funding from the capital budget in the 2022 supplemental budget. VSP encourages incentive-based projects with landowners focusing on the protection of critical areas in the 27 counties that participate in VSP.

2024 Joint Technical Panel & Statewide Advisory Committee meeting dates

Join us for a VSP Joint Technical Panel (TP) and Statewide Advisory Committee (SAC) Joint meeting! Meetings are held regionally and online. See the 2024 schedule.

March 12: VSP Joint Technical Panel and Statewide Advisory Committee Meeting

Please join us for the next Joint meeting of the Statewide Advisory Committee (SAC) and Technical Panel (TP) on March 12, 2024 at 9 a.m., Lacey (tbd) and online.

Find Your VSP County Program

Use our interactive map to locate a participating VSP county near you and access your county's 2-year and 5-year reports and other county-specific resources.

Whitman
Walla Walla
Thurston
Stevens
Spokane
Skagit
San Juan
Pend
Orielle
Pacific
Okanogan
Mason
Lincoln
Lewis
kittitas
Grays Harbor
Grant
Garfield
Franklin
Ferry
Douglas
Cowlitz
Columbia
Chelan
Benton
Yakima
Asotin
Adams

Protecting 5 Critical Areas of Conservation

VSP programs help to preserve the natural environment, maintain fish and wildlife habitat, and protect drinking water. Protecting critical areas also helps reduce exposure to risks, such as landslides or flooding, and maintains the natural elements of our landscape.