Voluntary Stewardship Program VSP

Due to COVID-19, the Voluntary Stewardship Program’s meetings will be canceled and suspended until further notice.  When restrictions are lifted and work returns to a typical schedule, this website will be updated to show the next meeting date.  

W.F. "Frank" Hendrix - Yakima County VSP Workgroup Chair, (509) 574-1600, Hendrixwf@gmail.com

Upper Valley Agriculture

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.

2020 Meetings

2019 Meetings


Meeting Minutes

Biennial Reports

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

Former Consultants and VSP Workgroup Members Listing