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Upcoming Public Meetings

Quarterly VSP Work Group Meeting

March 5, 2024

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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

SJICD's VSP Program

SJICD Technical Assistance

WSCC Landowner Fact Sheet

VSP/SJC Code Guidance

 

VSP Work Group Meetings

 

June 4th, 2024

Agenda: Monitoring Plan and Adaptive Management Plan Discussion

Notes 

March 5th, 2024

Agenda: Monitoring Plan Outline, New Members, Capital Fund Updates

Notes

December 5th, 2023

Agenda: Project Approvals, Monitoring Plan, New Members

Notes

September 5th, 2023

Agenda: Data Presentations, Project Approvals, Ag Viability Study

Notes

June 6th, 2023

Agenda: 2023 Biennial Report, Project Approvals, Biennium Close

Notes

 

Archived Meeting Notes: 

March 8, 2023

December 13, 2022

September 14, 2022

June 8, 2022

March 15, 2022

December 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

May 18, 2021

March 13, 2021

December 16, 2020

December 9, 2020

October 15, 2020

June 17, 2020

March 19, 2020

June 13, 2019

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