At its January 20 quarterly meeting, the Columbia County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) workgroup unanimously voted to submit its 5-Year Report to the State Conservation Commission, asserting that work plan goals and benchmarks aimed toward the voluntary protection of critical areas have been met.
“By developing and implementing our own program, producers are freed from the historic one-size-fits-all regulatory approach to critical areas protection. Instead, the County and Conservation District work directly with local stakeholders to determine what conservation practices will be most impactful, specifically to Columbia County. That’s a pretty big deal,” said Columbia County Planning Manager Dena Martin.
Read more about the voluntary stewardship work done by Columbia Conservation District by following the link below.
Source: Columbia County VSP Seeks Work Group Members | Waitsburg Times