Voluntary Stewardship Program

Landowner Information

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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

Click on the map below to view the interactive map!

VSP Map

work group mtgs

Work Group Meetings

Contact Doug Phelps at doug-phelps@sccd.org for location or conference call information.

Next Meeting: November 18, 2020, 6pm-8pm, Agenda 

Previous Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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Introducing the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program

 Work Group Members & Staff

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

Adopted Materials

Introducing the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program

VSP Advisory Workgroup Application

The application deadline is September 17, 2020

Need more information?
Contact Doug Phelps at doug-phelps@sccd.org