Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Voluntary Stewardship Program

What is VSP?

Click on the links below to learn more about the Voluntary Stewardship Program and how you can be involved.

Program Explanation

The Voluntary Stewardship Program reduces the regulatory burden on the Douglas County agricultural community by protecting critical areas through voluntary conservation activities

Critical Areas

Promote conservation activities that protect and enhance critical areas, while maintaining and improving the long-term viability of agriculture. Do you have critical areas on your property? Zoom in on your operation and find out.

Benchmarks

Benchmarks are participation goals necessary to protect and enhance critical areas. Find out more about benchmarks for the critical areas on your property and how you can work towards helping Douglas County meet their benchmark goals. 

Vacancies on the VSP Work Group!

Apply to be on the VSP Work Group!
The Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is seeking 2 new members for its eight-member work group. This county-based public committee provides guidance and input for the direction and priorities of voluntary stewardship activities in Douglas County. We are looking for community members, especially those who are actively farming, to represent local agricultural interests. See the attached application form below. APPLICATION DUE JAN 27, 2023.
DC-Board-Application-Form_Dec22.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [112.2 KB]

Producer Information

Interested in helping with VSP? Here's more information on the VSP Work Plan and producer involvement.

VSP Producer's Handbook
Everything you need to know about the Voluntary Stewardship Program in Douglas County
Producer's_Handbook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [990.0 KB]

Please complete the Douglas County Producer Survey!

The button below is a link to the online survey version. All responses collected are anonymous. This quick and easy survey is critical to the success of the Voluntary Stewardship Program for all of Douglas County. 

You may also schedule an appointment with us to come in and complete a producer survey with our assistance as well and hear about Technical Assistance we can provide for your operation. 

VSP Work Group Meeting Notices

 

 

 

 

The next VSP Work Group meeting is scheduled for: 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 

4-5 pm 

 

Location: Public Hearing Room

1st Floor of the Douglas County Courthouse 

203 S Rainier St.

Waterville, WA 98858 

 

*This meeting is open to the public & public comment. 

November 8th Meeting Minutes
11.08.22 VSP Meeting Minutes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.0 KB]
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