James River Buffer Program

Growing forests for clean water is the goal of the James River Buffer Program. Through the James River Buffer Program, the James River Association (JRA) and the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) are working working with landowners across the Middle James Watershed on restoring or creating forest buffers to improve the quality of our local waterways.

Who is Eligible

Landowners in the Middle James Watershed (primarily Amherst, Nelson, Appomattox, Buckingham, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Powhatan, Amelia, Nottoway, Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover counties, and the City of Richmond, or portions of these counties) are eligible.

Learn more about eligibility and details of the James River Buffer Program in the Resource Library below.

To Apply

Complete Form 7.26 James River Buffer Program Agreement.

Apply by contacting your local DOF forester.

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Additional Resources

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James River Buffer Program - Growing Forests for Clean Water
James River Buffer Program – Growing Forests for Clean Water

Information sheet provides an overview of this joint program (James River Association and Virginia Department of Forestry) offering financial assistance for creating forest buffers across the Middle James Watershed.

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James River Buffer Program Agreement
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A variety of financial assistance programs are available through DOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to protect water quality.

Explore All Financial Assistance Programs

Contact Us

DOF foresters can assist you with your forestland, contact your local DOF forester.

Contact James River Association at (434) 286-7000 or email JRA

For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.