Two-step application process
If you meet the criteria at lower right, there is a simple two-step application process:
Once application is accepted, a staff member will contact you to set up a site visit to see the land, analyze the site and discuss your priorities. A buffer design plan will be created and you will have the opportunity to review before installation. Planting occurs during February-April and November-December. Some locations may need site preparation before planting can occur. We will evaluate the buffer for the first three years and provide maintenance, as needed, to help establish a healthy streamside forest.
Each buffer project is unique. The implementation time of your buffer project will depend on your individual site plan. There are two planting seasons each year: Fall runs from November to December and Spring runs from February to April. We will implement your project within the earliest possible season.
4 criteria for application
Wondering what other streamside programs are out there and who to contact? There are tools to help you!
Visit the Funding Programs page of the Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium to learn about other programs that can support your riparian forest buffer from planting a new one, maintaining one, or protecting it for years to come.