Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Commissioners approve renewal of Voluntary Stewardship Program


Garth Meyer I The Gazette

Critical land areas include wetlands and deer habitat.

COLFAX - Commissioners approved a two-year contract for $235,000 with the state to administer the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) for Whitman County.

The county sub-contracts with the Palouse Conservation District to run the entity, which allows agriculturally critical areas to be voluntarily maintained.

Palouse Conservation District is comprised of the Whitman Conservation District, Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District, and Pine Creek Conservation District.

The districts work from a benchmark of 2012 to evaluate conditions of critical areas as improved or deteriorated from that poi...

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