Forests on the Water

A CBF "Making Waves" webinar

Forested buffers—stretches of native trees, shrubs, and plants along streams and rivers—keep our waterways clean and healthy.

Currently, only a fraction of the forest buffers needed to support a healthy watershed exist along Virginia's rivers and streams. As development and land use changes continue, forested buffers will remain critical to stream health, yet will remain hard to come by.

Fortunately, the Virginia Department of Forestry and the James River Association have teamed up to provide new options for expanding these critical resources. In this webinar, join Amber Ellis, Senior Watershed Restoration Manager, and Anne Marie Roberts, Middle James Restoration Manager, in an exploration of how forest buffers improve air quality, water quality, and habitat for fish and wildlife. They also outline exciting new incentive programs currently available to landowners to encourage buffer plantings on private land.

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