Voluntary Stewardship Program
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As an alternative to protecting critical areas from agricultural activities through new development regulations, Yakima County has decided to opt-in to the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP). The Board of Yakima County Commissioners determined that Yakima County’s participation in the VSP is in the public interest and essential to direct the future growth and development of Yakima County, particularly as to the maintenance and encouragement of agricultural activities that are a foundation of the County’s economic well being. All watersheds within the County have been included in the VSP. Wenas Creek was nominated as the County’s Priority Watershed. The Resolution to opt-in became effective on January 20, 2012.