PLANNING & IMPLEMENTING VSP IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is a collaborative process that helps Washington communities ensure healthy landscapes and strong farms for the future.
How It Works:
Counties work with stakeholders and local residents to develop a VSP work plan to manage growth., protect critical areas, and maintain viable agriculture.
Franklin County’s VSP Work Plan was approved by the state in 2018.
Once a county’s VSP work plan is approved, the plan moves into implementation. Franklin Conservation District is leading the effort to implement the Franklin County VSP Work Plan.
Monitor & Measure Success
One way we can measure the success of the VSP Work Plan and show proof of performance is through the documentation of conservation practices on agricultural lands with critical areas since 2001 (the year VSP was enacted). Franklin County has submitted Two-Year and Five-Year VSP progress reports.