Join Amber Ellis, the James River Association’s Senior Watershed Restoration Manager, to hear about why riparian forest buffers are so important for the health of the James River and the riparian buffer research that our partners at Virginia Tech’s (VT) Catawba Sustainability Center (CSC) are doing. CSC is a 377-acre farm in the Catawba Valley in the Upper James watershed. It serves as a living laboratory to advance environmental stewardship and community engagement. It provides a learning environment for the research, teaching, and demonstration of sustainable practices in agriculture, forestry, and land management. Our guests from VT include John Munsell, Professor and Forest Management Extension Specialist, and Adam Taylor, Manager of the Catawba Sustainability Center.