Voluntary Stewardship Program
Our Voluntary Stewardship Program
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Conservation Interest Survey
Landowners like you play a pivotal role in protecting the natural resources in Spokane County. We would like to know what programs you feel would be a benefit to your unique property. If you would like to participate and give your feedback, please complete this survey by clicking here.
What is VSP?
The Spokane Conservation District is proud to announce the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP). It’s an alternative approach to protect and enhance critical areas within the area where agricultural activities are conducted while maintaining and improving the long-term viability of agriculture in the state of Washington and reducing the conversion of farmland to other uses.
We have recently formed a work group to develop the Spokane County VSP. The goal is to have a local, collaborative group of stakeholders that represent multiple industries. They will work to create a watershed-based, collaborative stewardship planning process that uses voluntary, incentive-based practices.
More information about VSP can be found online from the Washington State Conservation Commission.
Work Group Meetings
Contact Jocob Taylor at Jacob@spokanecd.org for location or conference call information.
Next Meeting: July 12, 2023, 6 pm-8 pm
Work Group Members & Staff
The VSP formed a workgroup representing various stakeholder groups. It was approved by the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners.
Work Plan Members & Staff list.
Seeking New VSP Members
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is in place to protect, enhance, and improve critical agricultural areas within Spokane County.
At this time, the VSP Workgroup is seeking new members to join the team. The goal is to have a local collaborative group of stakeholders that represent different agricultural arenas and industries to create a watershed-based planning process that uses voluntary, incentive-based practices.
Workgroup members must either be a resident of Spokane County or own or operate an agricultural operation in Spokane County.
If this sounds like something you’d like to lend your voice to, then apply now before Friday, July 28th by filling out the online form
Contact Jacob Taylor at Jacob@spokanecd.org
Ask Us a Question or Request Assistance
SCD is available to explore funding opportunities and financial aid programs that can support your conservation efforts. From grants and loans to cost-sharing programs, we can help you access the necessary resources to make your conservation projects a reality.
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