Voluntary Stewardship Program VSP

Upper Valley Agriculture

Consultant Team

Primary Consultant
Lisa Gueter, AICP
BERK Consulting, Inc.
2025 First Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98121
Sarah Sandstrom, CFP, PWS               Fisheries Biologist

The Watershed Company
750 Sixth Street South,
Kirkland, WA 98033

425-822-5242 x208
Facilitator - VSP Work Group
Neil Aaland, AICP
Aaland Planning Services
Olympia, WA

What is the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)?

The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is a new approach for counties to participate in a watershed-based, collaborative stewardship planning process. VSP uses incentives to promote agricultural and environmental stewardship. The program passed into Washington law in 2011 (ESHB 1886) as the result of an ongoing effort to advance common goals for environmental protection and agricultural viability using regulation as a last resort.

State of Washington Conservation Commission Letter- Approval of VSP Work Plan by Technical Panel

VSP Technical Panel Meeting Agenda - October 27, 2017

Conservation Commission Receipt Letter of Yakima County VSP Workplan

Proposed VSP Workplan and Appendix A-H Submitted to VSP WA Technical Panel (8-30-17).

VSP Technical Panel Meeting Agenda

VSP Frequently Asked Questions

Resolution by Yakima County to Opt-In

VSP Workgroup Members Listing

Background Information Provided by the following Agencies:

Washington State Department of Commerce
Washington State Conservation Commission