Voluntary Stewardship Program
Graphic courtesy of Grant County Conservation District
Washington State's Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) was created in 2011 to provide an alternative approach for counties to address Growth Management requirements for agricultural activities.
In Kittitas County, VSP is led by the Kittitas County Conservation District. We are facilitating a Watershed Group that includes representatives of agriculture, environmental groups and tribes. We are working with them to write a plan for the priority watersheds to:
Meetings of the Watershed Group are open to the public. We are also available to talk with groups about VSP as requested. Contact Anna at 925-3352 ext. 207 if you are interested in learning more.
- Identify critical resource concerns.
- Identify agricultural activities in the critical areas.
- Create a plan for targeted outreach to assist landowners in developing farm plans that address agricultural impacts to critical areas on their property.
- Identify and maintain economically viable agriculture while protecting and restoring critical areas