Growing partnerships to create healthy streamside ecosystems for clean water in the James River today and tomorrow.
Buffer Goal Achieved
Virginia’s cleanup plan calls for almost 70,000 acres of new riparian buffer within the James River watershed by 2025, and we have just under 8,000 acres reported to date. (State of the James, 2019).
Partners in the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium are working together and with landowners to bring this number up!
Partners in Restoration
Visit our About page to learn more about who we are, join our mailing list and meetings, move ideas into action with others, and find resources.
Visit our Landowner Resources page to learn more about what riparian buffers and and cost assistance programs to help you restore and protect your streamside forest and opportunities.
Streamside Program Report Tool
Visit our Streamside Program Report Tool, created by the Chesapeake Conservancy, where you can enter a few basic questions about your land and objectives. The tool will narrow down eligible programs in your area and provide you with a report about your property and program information. You can also choose to simply browse the list of programs below and get in touch with the program providers directly to find out if a particular program suits your situation.
James River Buffer Program (JRBP)
The JRBP partnership works to provide the James River watershed with resilient streamside forests that improve water quality and that landowners visions are understood. For qualifying landowners, the program provides:
- design and management plan
- preparation of site as needed
The JRBP is a partnership between The James River Association, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.