Sonoma County RCD’s: Storm Damage Data Collection and Assistance

Storm Damage Data Collection and Assistance
The Gold Ridge and Sonoma Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are working with the County of Sonoma to document damage to private properties (both residential and commercial) that were affected by streambank erosion and slope failure triggered by the February 2019 storm event. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) may be able to provide technical advice and/or financial assistance for landowners to address these impacts if they are determined to be a threat to life or property. Documentation of damage is the first necessary step. The RCDs are collecting initial documentation of property damage from landowners and submitting it to NRCS who will assess whether they may be able to assist. NRCS will then conduct site visits with RCD staff.
How to Document Damage on Your Property
If your property has been impacted by storm related erosion or slope failure that threaten life or property, please send the following form completed and no more than 5 photos documenting the damage at your property to either RCD before April 5, 2019.
Materials are due before Friday, April 5, 2019
There are three ways to submit your materials:
Gold Ridge RCD                                                  Sonoma RCD
1) By Google Form Online:                                         
The online form is posted on each RCD’s website home page under Latest News or What’s New. Or, you can click:
2) By Email:                                     
3) By Mail:
Attn: Storm Damage                                                 Attn: Aaron Fairbrook
Gold Ridge RCD                                                         Sonoma RCD
2776 Sullivan Road                                                    1221 Farmers Lane, Suite F
Sebastopol, CA 95472                                               Santa Rosa, CA 95405
For Further Information
Please contact either RCD at:
Gold Ridge RCD                                                         Sonoma RCD
Jason Hoorn                                                               Aaron Fairbrook
Erosion Specialist                                                       Program Manager
707-823-5244                                                             707-569-1448 x106
If you are not sure which RCD area covers your property, you may contact either one and we will make sure your information gets to the right place!
Please Note
This is not a program to assist with damage to homes from flood waters (e.g. mud or debris inside homes, damaged sheetrock or appliances, etc.). For more information and resources for damage to homes, please visit and look for “2019 Russian River Flood Recovery Information,” or click: