About the Consortium


Consortium Partners

The James River TMDL established a goal to restore almost 70,000 acres of riparian buffers, but only 11% of this goal has been achieved. To meet this goal, there is a great need for organizations to collaborate and leverage resources.


I have found great value in getting out of the office with partners in the Consortium for workshops and field days. We are able to learn so much from this direct exposure to other professionals and by seeing projects that have been implemented on the ground. I'm always amazed by the informal and spontaneous conversations that happen away from our desks, and how they help us discover areas of overlap in our work and new opportunities for collaboration.

Kim Biasiolli
Senior Conservation Field Representative
Albemarle & Greene
Piedmont Environmental Council

Planning Team

James River Association

As the sole organization focused on the James River, the James River Association is in a unique position to coordinate this effort.


Dialogue + DesignDialogue + Design Associates is a community engagement and design firm based in Charlottesville that serves as the Consortium facilitator.



Steering Committee

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional
Green Fin Studio
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Tech
Wetlands Watch


This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Assistance Agreement No. CB96358101) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which promotes community-based efforts to develop conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.