Upcoming Public Meetings
Quarterly VSP Work Group Meeting
December (date TBD), 2022
VSP Documents and Reports
Biennial Report (2019-2021) - New!
VSP Work Plan
5-Year Report (2020)
Adaptive Management Plan (2021)
Biennial Report (2017-2019)
Agriculture Viability Survey - Report Results
VSP Policy Advisories
Voluntary Stewardship Program
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) provides an alternative approach for Washington counties to address the state's Growth Management Act requirements on lands where agricultural activities take place. The program uses a watershed-based, incentive-based process to protect critical areas, promote viable agriculture, and encourage cooperation among diverse stakeholders.
What does VSP mean for you?
If you’re an ag producer in San Juan County, the program can be a big help in your operation:
VSP is voluntary and non-regulatory. You can choose whether to do a stewardship plan for your farm.
If you choose to do a stewardship plan, you will balance protecting critical areas with keeping your agricultural operation economically viable… so it works for you!
Funding may be available to help you put in practices that protect critical areas, such as fences or improved pastures and paddocks.
You can help by participating in your county VSP work group – building the future of your farm, your county, and our environment.
For More Information
Visit our VSP StoryMap.
View fact sheets:
We Need Your Help!
Please take our survey to help identify best management practices that are already in place, along with areas in which you might need further assistance.
VSP Work Group Meetings
September 14, 2022
June 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
Agenda: Monitoring Plan, 10 Year Report, Outreach
December 15, 2021
Agenda: Work Group Membership and "New" Ag Discussion
September 15, 2021
Agenda: Adaptive Management Plan and Biennial Report Update
May 18, 2021
March 13, 2021
December 16, 2020
Agenda: 5-Year Report Review/AMP
December 9, 2020
Agenda: 5-Year Report Preparation/AMP
October 15, 2020
Agenda: 5-Year Report, Adaptive Management Plan (AMP)
June 17, 2020
March 19, 2020
June 13, 2019