This tool was created for the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium by the Chesapeake Conservancy's Conservation Innovation Center
to facilitate coordination and collaboration among implementation partners across the James River watershed.
The layers within the Practitioner Tool provide spatial information and landscape context to support collaborative decicion-making for members of
the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium.
Click on the tabs to explore a variety of data layers:
Progress - View progress towards WIP buffer goals based on Chesapeake Bay Program's Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool (CAST) model.
Since the model is based on best management practices that are reported at differing scales, the County layer is the most accurate.
Use the radio buttons to select the scale most appropriate for your interests.
Use the dropdowns to select a year and specific practice. Defaults are 2019 and Grand total of all practices.
Reference - Layers providing landscape context including watershed and county boundaries, and stream layers.
Partners - Geographies of many different partner organizations, categorized by type: state agencies, local or watershed groups, and land protection groups.
Priorities - Areas that have been previously identified as high priorities related to riparian restoration or preservation.
To view data layers of interest, click on the radio buttons or checkboxes next to the layer name. Click the grey drop down arrow next to a group layer to expand and see individual layers.
To view sublayers, the group layer and sublayer must both be checked.
Click on the map to see a popup with more detailed information on the visible layers.
If multiple layers are visible, use the arrow buttons at the bottom right of the popup window to navigate between different layers' popup windows.
To go back to the initial map view and visible layers at any time, click the 'Reset Map' button