About the Consortium

 

About Us

Mission: The Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium is a network of private, non-profit, and public partners. We share expertise and resources to increase implementation, as well as awareness of riparian buffers and their value to landowners, with a priority focus on riparian forest buffers, across the Upper and Middle James watersheds.

Vision: Growing partnerships to create healthy streamside ecosystems for clean water in the James River today and tomorrow.

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Collaboration

We can go further together and seek opportunities to support, collaborate with, and learn from diverse partners both within and outside the James River watershed.

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Initiative

We are proactive and take initiative to create solutions that respond to the needs of Consortium partners and our streamside ecosystems for long-term health of the James River and our communities.
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Stewardship

We care for our existing riparian buffers and believe that stewardship is vital to sustained improvements in water quality and successful buffers.
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Holistic

We integrate practices such as livestock exclusion fencing, streambank stabilization, grass and forest buffers, and conservation easements that respond to landowner, landscape, and habitat needs.

Where We Work

Our area of focus is the freshwater region of the James River watershed from the Blue Ridge and the Valley and Ridge regions of Virginia to the Piedmont region of Virginia. Click on map at right for more detail.