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Voluntary Stewardship Program
On January 17, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners elected to participate in the Voluntary Stewardship Program established by the Washington State Legislature through ESHB 1886.  This program creates an alternative to protecting critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities through development regulations adopted under RCW 36.70A.070. 

Fact Sheet from State

In 2015, the State Legislature provided funding for implementation of the Voluntary Stewardship Program. On December 22, 2015, the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 15-121 initiating county participation in the Program.

Cowlitz County is seeking members of the public to participate in the planning process. The first meeting is November 1, 2016 at 3pm in the General Meeting Room of the County Administration Building. See Press Release for more information.

Please contact Greta Holmstrom, Senior Long Range Planner, for more information at 360-577-3052 or at

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