Voluntary Stewardship Program

What is VSP?

The Spokane Conservation District is proud to announce the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP). It's an alternative approach to protect the viability of agriculture and balanced protection of critical areas in Spokane County. 

We are recently formed a work group to develop the Spokane County VSP. The goal is to have a local, collaborative group of stakeholders that represent multiple industries. They will work to create a watershed-based, collaborative stewardship planning process that uses voluntary, incentive based practices. 

More information about VSP can be found online from the Washington State Conservation Commission

work group mtgs

Draft VSP Work Plan submitted to Washington State Conservation Commission

Join us at a VSP Workshop...
Turning Up the Volume Rebuilding Public Trust in Food & Farming

Choose a time to learn and have fun as we explore the controversy over our modern farming practices. Cherilyn Nagel, A Saskatchewan wheat farmer and Former President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, is our guest speaker.
Cherilyn Nagel

Please RSVP to attend one of these workshops:

November 12 - 5:30pm to 8pm
Fairfield Community Center
218 E. Main St. Fairfield, WA 99012

 November 13 - 10am to Noon
Ladies only - Harvester Restaurant
410 W. 1st St. Spangle, WA 99031

 November 13 - 5:30pm to 8pm
Foothills Community Center
1102 N. Forker Rd. Spokane, WA 99217


Work Group Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm.

Meeting location is the Spokane Conservation District office, 210 N. Havana, Spokane, WA.

Prior Meetings

Click here to view prior meeting minutes and agendas.

Introducing the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program

 Work Group Members & Staff

The VSP formed a work group representing various stakeholder groups. It was approved by the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners. View the Work Group Members & Staff list.

Adopted Materials

Need more information? Contact Walt Edelen at
walt-edelen@sccd.org or Andy Dunau at andy@dunau.com.

Wheat Ready to Harvest on the Palouse

Photo by James Riser, Washington State Conservation Commission