The Columbia County Voluntary Stewardship Program Work Plan was accepted by the State on July 27! This acceptance is the result of many months of hard work. Approval Letter
What is VSP?
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is an optional, incentive based approach to protecting critical areas while promoting agricultural viability. The five critical areas are wetlands, frequently flooded areas, geologically hazardous areas, aquifer recharge tables, and fish and wildlife conservation areas.
Who is creating this VSP plan?
Columbia County Planning and Building, along with coordinator Don Brigham,are working in conjunction with a VSP Work Group made of Columbia County community members.
Columbia County Planning & Building and Columbia Conservation District will work jointly to implement the plant. The first round of Individual Stewardship Plan surveys went out in the mail the week of November 5. Survey information is held confidential through the Conservation District. Success of the local program is dependent on participation. To fill out a survey or to learn more about Individual Stewardship Plans stop by the Planning Department at 114 South 2nd, Dayton.
To see the adopted VSP Work Plan:
Interested in seeing the VSP Survey?
For information on the Weed Board-VSP contract: