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Are you an ag producer in San Juan County? Help us track conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented. Please take our BMP survey and be entered to win a raffle prize!

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Quarterly VSP Work Group Meeting

March 8th, 2023

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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

We Need Your Help!

Please TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE to help identify best management practices that are already in place, along with areas in which you might need further assistance. Survey participants have the chance to enter a raffle to win a free water meter, soil test, or pasture stick. Supplies are limited. Complete the survey by January 15, 2023 to participate in the drawing.

VSP Work Group Meetings

December 13th, 2022

Agenda: 2023 Biennial Report, Funding updates, Project Approvals

Minutes

September 14, 2022

Agenda: Online Survey, New Members, Funding updates

Minutes

June 8, 2022

Agenda: Online Survey, WSCC Funding and Budgets

Minutes

March 15, 2022

Agenda: Monitoring Plan, 10 Year Report, Outreach

Minutes

December 15, 2021

Agenda: Work Group Membership and "New" Ag Discussion

Minutes

September 15, 2021

Agenda: Adaptive Management Plan and Biennial Report Update

Minutes

 

May 18, 2021

Agenda; Technical Panel Review Update;  Adaptive Management Plan Review

Minutes

March 13, 2021

Agenda: 5-Year Report Results, Adaptive Management, WorkGroup

Minutes

December 16, 2020

Agenda: 5-Year Report Review/AMP

Minutes

December 9, 2020

Agenda:  5-Year Report Preparation/AMP

Minutes

October 15, 2020

Agenda: 5-Year Report, Adaptive Management Plan (AMP)

Minutes

June 17, 2020

Agenda

Minutes

March 19, 2020

Agenda

Minutes

June 13, 2019

Agenda

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