Voluntary Stewardship Program VSP

Gail Thornton - Yakima County VSP Workgroup Chair

To contact the Chair, please contact Michael Tobin at North Yakima Conservation District. For more information about the VSP Program, please contact the North Yakima Conservation District or the South Yakima Conservation District, the Technical Service Providers to the program:


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.

2023 Meetings

2022 Meetings

2021 Meetings

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