VOLUTARY STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM (VSP)
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is a plan that was elected to be used in Douglas County as an alternative to regulatory enforcement under Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA). The Douglas County VSP aims to preserve local critical areas while also promoting agricultural viability. By engaging landowners through voluntary, incentive-based stewardship practices, we hope to work together to meet the goals of this program and avoid regulatory enforcement. Douglas County is 1 of 27 counties across Washington who use this incentive-based program to work alongside local producers and recognize their efforts to steward their lands.