VSP Cost Share Program

Whitman County landowners now have the opportunity to apply for cost-share to implement practices that will help protect the five critical areas identified in the Whitman VSP Work Plan. Applications will be accepted from July 1st, 2023 to August 31st, 2023.

5 Critical Areas:
Wetlands – Inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater
Frequently Flooded Areas – Subject to a 1% or greater chance of flooding every year
Severe Geological Hazard Areas – Susceptible to erosion, sliding, and other events
Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas – Have a critical effect on aquifers for potable water
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas – Managed to maintain fish & wildlife population

Eligible Stewardship Practices identified in the Whitman County VSP Work Plan:

Waste Storage FacilityCritical Area Planting
Windbreak/Shelter Belt EstablishmentFence
Field BorderRiparian Forest Buffer
Grassed WaterwaysHedgerow Plantings
Micro-Irrigation SystemsAccess Control
PipelinePumping Plant
Heavy Use Protection AreaSpring Development
Stream CrossingStreambank Protection
Open ChannelChannel Bed Stabilization
Structures for Water ControlTree and Shrub Establishment
Watering FacilitiesWater Well
Wetland Establishment

An example version of a completed Cost Share Application is provided below. You can direct any questions, as well as submit your completed application to your local conservation district contact.

Example of completed VSP Cost Share Application:

VSP Cost Share Application