Voluntary Stewardship Program: Going Strong!

The District is moving forward helping area farmers and the county implement the VSP work plan. VSP is a voluntary alternative to regulation under the Critical Areas Ordinance. It demonstrates that the critical areas on ag. ground are being protected through voluntary conservation measures. These are things most farmers and ranchers are currently doing, like no-till and protecting riparian buffers. Progress is reported at 5-year intervals. And the stakes are high: if we can’t demonstrate that area farmers and ranchers are protecting critical areas, then ag. will be regulated under the strict requirements of the Critical Areas Ordinance. To learn more, contact the District office and check out the VSP web page here.

August 1, 2016

August VSP Meeting CANCELLED

Due to a lack of a quorum, the August 2nd meeting of the VSP Work Group has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place as […]
June 27, 2016

VSP Meeting July 5th

The July meeting of the VSP Work Group will take place on the 5th. Representatives from Anderson Perry will be attending.  Anderson Perry was awarded the […]
June 6, 2016

VSP Meeting June 7th

The Voluntary Stewardship Work Group will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th at the District office. The June 7 2016 Agenda includes discussion of the […]
June 2, 2016

Special Meeting June 6th 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts, the regular June Board Meeting has been moved to a special date, June 6th.  A WWU student will be presenting her senior […]
May 18, 2016

Request for Proposals: Voluntary Stewardship Program

The Voluntary Stewardship Program work group has agreed to search for a consultant to assist with the program. The full RFP is located here: RFP for […]
April 28, 2016

Job Opening: Resource Technician

The District is seeking applicants to aid our fish screens and meters program and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Requirements: strong knowledge/understanding of irrigation systems, ability to […]
April 26, 2016

May 2nd VSP Work Group Meeting

The second meeting of the VSP work group will take place at the District Office at 1:00 p.m. on May 2nd. The agenda includes learning more […]
April 4, 2016

VSP Meeting April 5th

The first meeting of the Voluntary Stewardship Program Working Group will take place April 5th at 1:00 at the District office (325 N.13th Avenue).  This meeting […]
April 1, 2016

Ecology Announces Snake River Region Study

Snake River Region Assessment- Summer 2016 The Washington State Department of Ecology will be completing a region-wide assessment of the Snake River region and its tributaries. […]