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Developer BMPs

Eco-Development: A New Path

The Upper James Water Quality Initiative’s section for developers stands as a cornerstone in the journey towards environmentally conscious development. It offers a robust array of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that are not just theoretical concepts, but practical, real-world solutions. These BMPs, encompassing bio-retention, erosion control, and urban stream restoration, are meticulously crafted to meet the diverse requirements of developers. They serve as a bridge, connecting the need for development with the imperatives of environmental stewardship. By adopting these practices, developers don’t just comply with environmental standards; they become active participants in preserving the delicate balance of the Upper James River Watershed. This initiative extends beyond mere guidance – it’s a call to action for developers to lead the charge in sustainable development, making a tangible difference in the health of our planet and communities.

Types of Developer BMPs

  • Bio-retention
  • Dry Detention Ponds
  • Erosion Control
  • Filtering Practices
  • Forest Buffer
  • Forest Planting
  • Impervious Surface Reduction
  • Nutrient Management Plan
  • Tree Planting
  • Wet Ponds or Wetlands
  • Forest Harvesting Practices
  • Non Urban Stream Restoration
  • Urban Stream Restoration
  • Septic
    • Connection
    • Identification
    • Pumping
    • Secondary Treatment