James River Water Quality Improvement Program (JRWQIP) Restoration Planner
The Restoration Planner web tool is intended to assist Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) and applicants to their James River Water Quality Improvement Program (JRWQIP). The Restoration Planner allows users to explore and leverage high-resolution data to inform restoration project planning and maximize water quality benefits of restoration activities in the James River watershed. Results from the Chesapeake Conservancy’s analysis for the James River watershed provide an inventory of restoration opportunity areas, with prioritized opportunity areas for riparian buffer projects and prioritized parcels for restoration practices not limited to riparian buffer projects. Results should be ground-truthed using local knowledge through stakeholder and landowner participation, as the data is not intended to provide site-specific engineering/project design.
For more information about the James River Water Quality Improvement Program and to request access (if you do not already have it), please visit the
VEE website, and click on the ‘Restoration Planner’ link at the bottom. Please note that VEE controls access to the web app. For questions about the Restoration Planner or data layers in the tool, please email [email protected]
- JRWQIP Restoration Planner User Guide
- JRWQIP Restoration Planner Data Documentation
- The original input for this analysis was legacy high-resolution Virginia land cover data that is now depreciated, and has been replaced – for more info, please see 2022 Release Page.
Webinar Recording- Updated April 25, 2019
To view an introductory webinar on use of the Restoration Planner, please click on the “Webinar Recording” photo below. Q&A begins at 41:00.
If you are interested in obtaining access to any of the data layers within the Restoration Planner, please download and complete the Data Agreement Form, and follow the instructions at the top of the form to complete your request.