Reports & Studies

Sonoma County Sudden Oak Death Strategic Response Plan

Sudden Oak Death is a forest disease causing a major die-off of several species of oaks and tanoaks in California. It was first reported killing trees in Santa Cruz and Marin Counties in the mid-1990s.

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Southern California Firestorm 2003, Lessons Learned

During the last week of October and the first week of November, 2003, thirteen wildfires occurred throughout Southern California. These wildfires created a disaster on such a scale that they may redefine the concept of the wildland urban interface.

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Living With Fire In Sonoma County

Our ability to live more safely in this fire environment greatly depends upon our use of "pre-fire activities." Pre-fire activities are actions taken before a wildfire occurs which improve the survivability of people and homes.

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Living with Fire in Sonoma County

Much of Sonoma County is considered a high hazard fire environment. Research clearly demonstrates that pre-fire activities save lives and property.

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CWPP Approved

On September 20, 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Fire Safe Sonoma’s Sonoma County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Thanks to all who have been involved in this project. Please contact us at if you have any questions, or would like to include a project in the project matrix.

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In 1999, Fire Safe Sonoma adopted The Living With Fire program for Sonoma County. Fire Safe Sonoma is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.