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Meeting Summaries

2021 Meeting Summaries & Videos
  • February 18 Action Planning Retreat:The first formal 2021 meeting of the Consortium primarily focused on an overview of the Consortium’s vision, focus, areas, and goals for 2021 and beyond, followed by a series of presentations by each of the Action Team leads and small group discussions where participants took a deep dive into each of the Consortium’s goals and Action Teams: the Knowledge Network, Outreach and Targeting, and Implementation. The content and suggestions will be to develop and refine an Action Plan for the Consortium. See full meeting notes.
  • April 22 Consortium Meeting Summary: The second formal 2021 meeting of the Consortium was focused on the Consortium’s outreach and targeting initiatives with presentations by Lisa Fraley-McNeal of the Center for Watershed Protection on their targeting analysis for landowners in several of the watershed’s counties and a facilitated activity around messaging with Paula and Dave Jasinski of GreenFin Studio. See full meeting notes.
  • May 12 Middle James Urban Buffer Roundtable Summary: The third general 2021 meeting of the Consortium was an Urban Roundtable focused on stakeholders of the Middle James Watershed. The meeting included small group discussions around opportunities and challenges, and presentations by Amber Ellis of the James River Association on the Consortium’s various tools as well as Laura Greenleaf with the James River Park System Invasive Plant Task Force. See full meeting notes »
  • May 20 Upper James Urban Buffer Roundtable Summary: The fourth general 2021 meeting of the Consortium was an Urban Roundtable focused on stakeholders of the Upper James Watershed. The meeting included small group discussions around opportunities and challenges and presentations by Amber Ellis of the James River Association on the Consortium’s various tools, as well as Elise Sheffield on Boxerwood’s COREworks and Community Carbon Offsets Program. See full meeting notes »
2020 Meeting Summaries & Videos
2019 Meeting Summaries
  • November Consortium Meeting Summary: The fourth meeting … was held on November 5th, 2019 at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia … the Consortium discussed and prioritized online tool options for both landowners and practitioners to enhance collaboration, coordination, and implementation … see full meeting notes »
  • October Consortium Meeting Summary:The Consortium was held on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at the Central High School Agriculture Center in Goochland, VA … Stroud Water Research Center led a discussion about research needs for the Consortium, then everyone gathered in small groups to address Action Team goals and strategies … see full meeting notes »
  • September Consortium Meeting Summary: The second meeting of the Consortium … was held on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at the Old Dairy Barn Retreat Center in Warm Springs, Virginia … The Consortium Planning Team shared the draft Consortium Goals (see below) and the proposed Action Team Structure … see full meeting notes »
  • May Consortium Meeting Summary: The first meeting of the Consortium … was held on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Victory Hall in Scottsville, Virginia … Amber Ellis of the James River Association welcomed participants to the meeting and
    provided a background of the effort … see full meeting notes »

Summit Meetings

Summit Meeting Summaries,Videos & Materials

Upper and Middle James Consortium Buffer Summit 2020, October 2020

    • Meeting Agenda
    • Full Video Meeting
      • 23:19: State of our Buffers in the James Watershed – an update on WIP III progress (James Martin, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)
      • 37:19: Flash networking discussion
      • 42:24: Panel 1: Buffers Beyond the Teenage Years: Stewarding your Buffer into Adulthood (Patti Nylander and Lara Johnson, Virginia Department of Forestry; Amber Ellis, James River Association)
      • 1:26:20: Panel 2: Why Conservation Makes Sense: Stories from the Field (Bill Braford, Blue Chip Forestry and Farmer in the Upper James; Matt Ehrhart – Stroud Water Research Center)
      • 2:11:44: Alluvial/Riparian Natural Plant Communities of our Region: Biodiversity Assessment, Restoration, and Stewardship (Devin Floyd, Center for Urban Habitats)
      • 2:43:51: DCR perspective (Jim Echols, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)
      • 3:00:06: Panel 3: Reimagining the Conservation WorkForce: Restoring Communities and Water Quality (Christopher Rashad Green, Free*Dome Unlimited, Shea Zwerver – Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources)

Upper and Middle James Consortium Buffer Summit 2019, October 2019

    • 2019 Buffer Summit Summary: The Consortium held the first Annual Buffer Summit at the BARN Agricultural Center in Buckingham, Virginia on October 23rd, 2019 … practitioners and professionals gathered to listen to presentations and share their stories and ideas.Read all »