County Resources

Training Materials

VSP Training Materials & Webinars

Tailored toward program staff, these resources will help you learn about project implementation, contracts, processing expense vouchers, cost share, monitoring, adaptive management, outreach, education, and reporting.

SCC Financial, Vouchering, and Cost-Share Resources and Training

Grants procedures and cost share:

Conservation Practice Data System (CPDS): 

District Implemented Projects (DIP) resources:

Cultural resources:

New Work Group Members

Watershed work group members have an important oversight role to play during VSP implementation.  

Policy Advisory 03-18 explains that the watershed work group members have many different duties during implementation. It is important they read and understand the county’s VSP work plan, receive training in the background and history of VSP, as well as how the work group functions as an entity of the county.

OPMA refresher training is required every four years.

Watershed work group meetings are open public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), RCW Chapter 42.30. All volunteer members of the watershed work group will need to be familiar with the OPMA and should undergo the attorney general’s OPMA training every four years.

OPMA Training

Training Webinars


June 2023

SSB 5353 - Reopening VSP to the 12 Non-VSP Counties

SSB 5353 – Reopening VSP to the 12 non-VSP counties – informational webinar – Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 9 am. SSB 5353 reopens the VSP to the 12 counties who originally declined to opt into VSP in 2011-2012 (Clallam, Clark, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Pierce, Skamania, Snohomish, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, and Whidbey Island). Governor Inslee signed SSB 5353, making it effective on July 23, 2023. The webinar is designed to walk the 12 counties through the process for opting into VSP, so the webinar is designed for county commissioners, county staff, and conservation district staff of the 12 counties who might join VSP.


May 2023

VSP 101 Training - May 2023

This webinar was tailored toward new VSP staff responsible for tasks like implementation, contracts, processing expense vouchers, cost-share, monitoring, adaptive management, outreach, education, and reporting.