Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Douglas County's VSP Goal

Protect and enhance critical areas in Douglas County where they overlap with agricultural activities via voluntary, incentive-based measures while maintaining and improving the long-term viability of agriculture. 


Benchmarks are established to help achieve different objectives that have been decided on by the county's working group members. These objectives collectively work towards obtaining the overall county goal, which meet requirements of the Growth Management Act established by Washington State.





What Do Benchmarks Do? 

  • Help track progress towards parameters set forth by the state, which each county involved in VSP need to meet, to prevent regulatory measures. 
  • Comprised of goal acreage set for different critical areas. Certain activities help add acreage to these benchmarks, which help achieve the county goal.
  • Producer input is critical to meet these benchmarks. By voluntarily participating in VSP and informing involved entities, like Foster Creek CD, of different land management operations, these benchmarks are more easily obtained, preventing the need for regulation throughout the county. 

Douglas County's Benchmark Progress

Work Plan Goals, Benchmarks, and Key Activities
Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Ben[...]
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Douglas County Producer Survey

The producer survey is the number one way to help our county's working group track progress towards meeting the goals in the VSP work plan. The information you provide about the conservation efforts that your farm already has underway will help avoid future regulations on our county. Working together in this program, we can continue to benefit agricultural viability while protecting the natural habitat and critical areas of Douglas County.

Please click the link button below to complete the VSP survey!

VSP's success depends on Douglas County agricultural producers' participation. All response data is anonymous and aggregated. 

Producer Checklist Cover Letter
2021 VSP Cover Letter.pdf
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VSP Producer Self-Assessment
2021 VSP Producer Checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [861.1 KB]
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