What are natural and cultural assets?
James City County is a special place, due in large part, to its rich natural and cultural landscape. Natural and cultural assets include trees and forests, waterways, wetlands, agricultural soils, and natural areas such as parks and trails, or areas of cultural significance to residents such as scenic or historic areas. The largest blocks of intact habitats support native species and can be connected by corridors to form a network. The more connected the landscape, the more resilient it is and the more pathways there are for people, pollinators or plants.