Voluntary Stewardship Program

What is VSP?

The Spokane Conservation District is proud to announce the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP). It's an alternative approach to protect the viability of agriculture and balanced protection of critical areas in Spokane County. 

We are 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

Click here for the Spokane County VSP Work Plan submitted to Washington State Conservation Commission

Click here for the Spokane County VSP January 2019 Appendices submitted to Washington State Conservation Commission


The work plan for the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program was formally approved by Mark Clark, Executive Director of the Conservation Commission on November 30th!

Letter to Spokane County VSP WG - Approval of WP by SCC 11 30 18 (2)

work group mtgs

Work Group Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm.

Meeting location is the Spokane Conservation District office, 210 N. Havana, Spokane, WA.

Prior Meetings

Click here to view prior meeting minutes and agendas.

Introducing the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program

 Work Group Members & Staff

The VSP formed a work group representing various stakeholder groups. It was approved by the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners. View the Work Group Members & Staff list.

Adopted Materials

Need more information? Contact Walt Edelen at
walt-edelen@sccd.org or Andy Dunau at andy@dunau.com.

Wheat Ready to Harvest on the Palouse

Photo by James Riser, Washington State Conservation Commission