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Living with Fire Symposium Resources

Pepperwood Preserve

A compilation of resources from Pepperwood Preserve's Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges Symposium. The symposium brought together more than 400 participants, including members of the general public, scientific community, private sector, natural resource and fire safety agencies, and non-profit organizations. 

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Government Legislation

ADVOCACY ALERT! Sonoma County Housing Initiative

Rebuild NorthBay

Sonoma County is proposing Phase 2 of their Housing Initiatives program and they want to hear from you. Click here for more information about the program.

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Permit + Building Services

Rebuild NorthBay

Click here to find links to all the Permit and Building Agencies in your area.

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Nixle & Emergency Alerts: Sign-up!

Rebuild NorthBay

Be prepared when disaster strikes! Visit this page to find a variety of County-specific Emergency Alert Services.

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Agricultural Recovery Guide

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of State and Federal Resources for Agricultural-based businesses recovering from a disaster.

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Mendocino County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Mendocino County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Lake County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Lake County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Sonoma County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Sonoma County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Napa County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Napa County Police Services: Links + Contact Information

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Sonoma County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Sonoma County Fire Depts

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Napa County Fire Deptartments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Napa County Fire Depts

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Mendocino County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Mendocino County Fire Depts

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Lake County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Lake County Fire Depts

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Sonoma County: Chambers of Commerce

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Sonoma County

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Napa County: Chambers of Commerce

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Napa County

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Mendocino County: Chambers of Commerce

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Mendocino County

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Lake County: Chambers of Commerce

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Lake County

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Government

More State and Federal Resources

Rebuild NorthBay

When disaster strikes, information and resources from public agencies is critical. Visit these official pages to find out how to get help, what to expect, and get updates.

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Government

Federal

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to our Federal leadership & additional Federal resources.

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Government

State of California

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of links & additional information about our State of California leadership.

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Government

Local Government

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to local government leadership & agencies for Residents of Lake, Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties.

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Career Point North Bay - Pathways to Work

Career Point North Bay

CareerPoint is a network of workforce experts on a mission to provide the highest quality employment and training solutions for the North Bay’s businesses and career seekers.

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El aumento en el riesgo de inundación después de un incendio

FEMA

Flooding after a fire and Best Practices to keep yourself safe

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Condición de ciudadanía y elegibilidad para asistencia pordesastre

FEMA

Spanish document detailing who is elibigle for disaster assistance according to their citizenship status

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California Department of Food and Agriculture Homepage

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Provides information about CDFA programs, the Animal Health and Food Safety Services, disaster Preparedness materials for animal owners, and includes a directory of the County Agricultural Commissioners. This guide and appendices can also be downloaded from this site.

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Provides weather information and warnings for the United States.

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Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course provides information for groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters.

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Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

Fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

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Lake County Government Homepage

Lake County Government

Find any and all Lake County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Mendocino County Government Homepage

Mendocino County Government

Find any and all Mendocino County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Napa County Government Homepage

Napa County Government

Find any and all Napa County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Sonoma County Government Homepage

Sonoma County Government

Find any and all Sonoma County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

Pre-application screening appointments, how to set them, what you need, and further resources

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Permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

Intro to Playlist of Videos created by the Permit Office of Sonoma County to help guide wildfire survivors through their Rebuilding and Permitting processes.

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Wildfire Resource Vidoes

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Wildfire research vidoes from IBHS and how wildfires burn homes.

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Commercial Development Fire Code Requirements

County of Sonoma

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services Fire Prevention Division is primarily responsible for programs, procedures, and projects for preventing the outbreak of fires and regulate the storage, handling and processing of Hazardous Materials through the CUPA program within the unincorporated areas of the county.

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Fire Corp Volunteer

City of Santa Rosa Fire Department

Ways you can Get Involved with the local Volunteer fire department in Santa Rosa

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Santa Rosa Fire Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Fire Department Homepage

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Santa Rosa Police Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Police Department Homepage

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List of Road Closures

County of Sonoma

Details road closures around Sonoma County

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Sonoma County Job Weblink (WIB) Homepage

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

We offer services to job seekers, employers, and youths. Job Weblink has helped hundreds of Sonoma County residents find employment through funded training for new careers and provided the supportive services, such as child care, necessary to complete training.

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Small Business Disaster Recovery Checklist

Small Business Association

Checklist for small businesses in order to better prepare for disaster recovery methods when a fire strikes

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Small Business Evacaution List

Small Business Association

Checklist for small businesses in order to better prepare for evacuation scenarios

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Small Business Disaster Planning guide

Small Business Association

EGuide to assist small business owners in properly setting themselves up for success in the event of of a major disaster.

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Wildfire Preparedness Checklist (PDF)

Small Business Association

PDF checklist for businesses to prepare for wildfires

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SBA Disaster Assistance

Small Business Association

US. Small Business Association’s official partners for disaster relief and Preparedness for small businesses

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Disaster Related Services

CAL Employment Development Department

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses affected by disasters in California. EDD staff located throughout the state are often called upon to lend a hand at Local Assistance Centers established by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) who provide assistance with filing claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and job search services.

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Crisis Communication Checklist for Small Business

Small Business Association

Checklist to prepare a comphrensive communication plan between employees and employers.

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Governor’s Office of Business or Permit Assistance

Governor’s Office of Business of Economic Development

This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

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Everything You need to Know about Small Business Insurance

Northcoast Score

Webinar explaining everything any small business owner woud want or need to know about Insurance and disaster Preparedness.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

Northcoast Score

5 resources to help women focused businesses find grants to grow their company.

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North Coast Email Marketing and Social Media - Ways to Survive and Thrive in an Emergency

Northcoast Score

Disaster planning and Emergency Preparedness to ensure your business gets back up and running in a safe, timely manner after a disaster or emergency situation takes place. Primarily focused on how to use marketing tools to help your business stay on track.

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North Coast Score Get Your Business Ready for an Emergency

Northcoast Score

Webinar designed for business to improve, measure, and practice your emergncy disaster plan.

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North Coast Score - Building Disaster Resiliency

Northcoast Score

A webinar to assist and prepare small businesses for disasters.

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Sonoma County Resource Guide

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

Resources for businesses Impacted by the 2017 California Wildfires, created by the Governor’s office & CalOES

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Green business Certification

County of Sonoma

Steps to start and enroll in a green business certification.

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Clean Power Lake County: Homepage

Clean Power Lake County

Clean Power Lake County is a grassroots campaign supported by community, faith, health, and environmental groups who are dedicated to building a healthy, clean Energy future in Lake County, Illinois—based on clean air, clean water, clean Energy, and a revitalized lakefront in Waukegan.

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Pepperwood Preserve Homepage

Pepperwood Preserve

Pepperwood’s Dwight Center for Conservation Science produces cutting-edge research, provides comprehensive environmental Education for all ages, and facilitates an innovative citizen science initiative. Our singular focus is applying science to safeguard the future of nature for generations to come.

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Daily Acts Homepage

Daily Acts

Daily Acts is a sustainability non-profit that inspires action to create more nourishing, connected, and resilient communities. Our Education programs, action campaigns, and strategic alliances connect people to each other and to their own power to grow food, conserve resources and build local resilience.

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Sonoma County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Mendocino County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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PACE in California

PaceNation

PACE permits financing for renewable Energy and Energy efficiency improvements to homes and businesses. In 2010, state legislators set up the state’s Loan Loss Reserve Fund for residential PACE programs. Residential and commercial PACE has flourished in the state since then, financing over $2 billion for clean Energy improvements throughout the state. Find your nearest financing today.

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Solar Living Insitute Homepage

Solar Living Institute

The Solar Living Institute (SLI) is a non-profit institution with a national reputation for solar training and sustainable living Education. The mission of the SLI is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental Education.

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Sustainable Sonoma

Sustainable Sonoma

Sustainable Sonoma unites Sonoma Valley’s efforts to improve our community under one set of shared goals. This common agenda--across nonprofits, Government, and business--will align and suport local activities that collectively build a thriving, just, and sustainable community

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Post-Fire Resources for Managing your Land

Napa County Resource Conservation District

RCD is working closely with our partner, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), to provide the following services: Site visits and planning services for landowners and managers about concerns related to potential erosion, stream impediments, Connect agricultural landowners with potential funding resources, coordinate a growing interest in re-oaking Napa County, and provide facts sheets and resources.

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Marin Clean Energy

Marin Clean Energy

Clean power company powering several counties including Napa

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NeWT’s - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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UC Agricultural and Nature Resources’ Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners

University of California

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and Financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return

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The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group Homepage

The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

Helping private landowners in Sonoma County sustain healthy forests, oak woodlands and watersheds.

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Fire Mitigation and Forest Health Initiative

Pepperwood Preserve

In the wake of the 2017 Wine County wildfires, Pepperwood’s work has become more important than ever to help frame long-term, science-based solutions that make our communities more resilient in the face of future extreme events. As an organization dedicated to leveraging your philanthropy to advance conservation.

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Fire Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

US Deptartment of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide Financial and/or technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers and rural landowners recover from natural disasters, such as wildfires.

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program Q&A

National Resource Conservation Services

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program, EWP, was created by Congress to respond to emergencies caused by natural disasters. The program is designed to help people reduce imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fire, drought, earthquakes, windstorms and other natural disasters.

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Sonoma Ecology Center Homepage

Sonoma Ecology Center

Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, Energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

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Green Building Permits & Forms

City of Santa Rosa

City of Santa Rosa’s Green Building Permits & Forms document list.

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Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County has been matching prospective Volunteers with local nonprofits to help them help others. We inspire thousands of people from all walks of life to share their skills and talents with worthwhile causes and organizations that help our community thrive.

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211 Mendocino County

2-1-1 Organization

Local Mendocino County 2-1-1 Organization to assist with various fire and community recovery meeting.

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Fire Safe Sonoma Homepage

Fire Safe Sonoma

Fire Safe Sonoma’s mission is to promote fire safety and protect natural and manmade resources in Sonoma County through Education, information exchange, resource sharing and community cooperation. Includes a fantastic homeowners guide off of their main page.

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Operating Engineers Local 3 Homepage

Operating Engineers Local 3

Local OE3 is a trade union focused on operating engineers working throughout California and other states. They offer career training services, political Advocacy, and other resources for their members.

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Mendocino County Fire Recovery Contact Info

County of Mendocino

Contact info for all relevant parties post-fire including but not limited to debris removal, 211, FEMA, and various other organizations.

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City of Sebastopol CERT Homepage

City of Sebastopol CERT

The Sebastopol CERT program provides direct training with FEMA based curriculum and specific documentation to support Preparedness training focused on our Sebastopol experience. Please take the time to review the site and consider participating with us to help Sebastopol to be more resilient.

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Fire Recovery Community Meetings

Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency

The County of Sonoma is hosting a series of Fire Recovery Community Meetings that will gather public input and shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan that will provide a framework for our County’s future.

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Lake County Recovers

County of Lake CA

One stop shop for Lake County residents to get the most update-to-date information pertaining to their situation. Great news and resource section

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Sonoma County Recovers

County of Sonoma/City of Santa Rosa

Local, State, and Federal Agencies have partnered to assist those affected by the Sonoma County fires. Our community partners have also generously offered services and supplies to those in need. This page offers a comprehensive listing of where to get started if you have been affected by the fires.

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Sonoma County PRMD About Us

Sonoma County Permit Resource Management Division

Permit Sonoma, also known as the Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD), is Sonoma County's consolidated land use planning and development Permitting agency. Virtually any land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated area of Sonoma County (outside the city limits of the nine cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma.

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Resilient City Recovery Datas

City of Santa Rosa

Interactive Datas detailing Rebuilding information and construction information.

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Prescreen Contractors Checklist

Contractors State License Board

Printable checklist to help residents ensure they are receieving the best work possible when Rebuilding their home.

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Doing it Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor

Contractors State License Board

15 minute Video detailing all the steps to hiring, working with, and holding a Contractor accountable if things go awry in your rebuild.

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Building Materials Search List

CAL Fire

The Office of the State Fire Marshal’s (SFM) Building Materials Listing Program, approved materials and ratings.

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GovMotus

Office of the Satate Fire Marshall

CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal is launching an electronic Permitting, licensing, listing, and certification system, GOVmotus Fire, that will enable clients and stakeholders to more effectively and efficiently participate in the Permitting and application processes.

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Water saving partnership Landscape Design Templates for rebuild

Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership

Free, Easy-to-Permit Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild. The Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild.

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Fountaingrove Water Quality Advisory Information

City of Santa Rosa

Fountaingrove Community information regarding their water quality. Includes background information, Data of the advisory area, and updates on investigation & restoration progress of their water system.

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Free, Easy-to-Permit Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership

The Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild. These free, front yard designs are scalable to fit landscaped areas up to 2,500 square feet, ready-to-permit, and in compliance with local Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances.

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Sustainable Construction Technology Program

Mendocino College

Our certificates combine hands-on technical skill development with sustainability concepts and business skills, to prepare students for career advancement in new and evolving technical industries. Our three certificates include Construction, Renewable Energy, and Building Efficiency & Performance.

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Academics

Mendocino College

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for Mendocino College are based on the General Education requirements and support the idea that a general Education should equip students with knowledge that they can use "when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live."

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Economic Development Division

City of Napa Economic Development Division

The City of Napa Economic Development Division is committed to facilitating developer opportunities, business attraction, retention, and expansion in order to grow and help Napa County thrive.

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Economic Workforce Devlopement

Napa Valley City College

Workforce Development training helps our economy thrive. Napa Valley College offers vital training and Workforce Development services to help people seeking assistance in finding a new job, as well as those who need skills to advance in their field.

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Career Training Programs

Napa Valley City College

Napa Valley College offers a wide variety of career training programs that prepare students for jobs in both the public and private sector.

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Vocational Training

Lake County Be Well

Weblinks to various vocational training programs, job seekers help, and general advice for residents of Lake County.

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CALJobs - Search

CalJobs

Homepage for CALJobs so workers can find a new job, employers can find new workers, or citizens can receive training for a new career.

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Applicants - Learn how to get a Contractors license

Contractors State License Board

Application information for people interested in learning how to be a licensed Contractor in California.

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Employment Training Panel

CA Government Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs.

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Short Term Career and Technical information

Sonoma County Adult Education

The short-term Career Technical Education (CTE) certificates are a series of courses to help you find a new job or advance in your current one. Most short-term CTE certificates also include industry-recognized certification. Take an individual course or take multiple to earn a certificate!

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CTE: North Bay Construction Corps

CTE Foundation

The North Bay Construction Corps is a 5-month training program that introduces high school seniors to careers in construction and the trades while earning college credit.

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Job Seekers

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Job Weblink staff have an in-depth understanding of the local job market and can help you get the Education, training, and support you need to land Sonoma County’s best jobs. We offer customized career planning, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and Education opportunities and, if eligible, the Financial support to make it all possible.

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Workforce Development

City of Santa Rosa

Resource page detailing various opportunites for Education and apprenticeships in technical trade industries.

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Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay leverages regional funding and aligns partners in the North Bay to ensure a skilled workforce today and in the future. Our network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.

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Time Bank

Thrive Lake County

The Time Bank of Thrive Lake County enables Lake County residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to build community and get access to necessary services through the cooperative currency of time dollars.

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Incentives and Financing

California Business Portal

The State of California offers a variety of incentive and financing programs to encourage business development in California.

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Disaster Assistance Search

FEMA

Allows users to see the current disaster delcared regions and whether they are eligable for FEMA assistance.

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United Way Wine Country Homepage

United Way Wine Country

Everyone deserves a good life: a quality Education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to Education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.

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Fire Prevention

Geyserville Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from the Geyserville Fire Department

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Disaster Preparedness

Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority

The City of Sonoma Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma. This plan is not intended to address the normal, day-to-day emergency or well-established emergency procedures.

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Ready - Fire Information

Homeland Security

Ready.org home fire information provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Berkeley Fire Research Resources

UC Berkeley

Includes surveys assisting homeowners, builders and businesses discover their fire risk and steps to mitigate their exposure.

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Make an Emergency Kit

City of Santa Rosa - COPE

Recommended list of items for an Emergency Kit in case of a wildfire from Santa Rosa’s COPE organization.

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Fire Safe Mendocino: Planning Ahead for Survival

Fire Safe Mendocino

Information and resources for Mendocino County residents for survival planning in the event of a wildfire and the Best Practices to ensure firefighters can help save your home.

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SoCo Report It (and alerts)

Sonoma County Recovers

SoCo Report It. See a service request in Sonoma County and want to see it fixed? Report it here!

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Mendocino County Alerts: Sign Up

County of Mendocino

Mendocino County Emergency Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Napa County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Napa County Alerts: Sign Up Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Lake County Alerts: Sign Up

Lake County Alerts

Lake County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Santa Rosa ACES

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa Auxiliary Emergency Communications Service (SR AECS) is a program created by Government to supplement its emergency communications with professional, unpaid Volunteer staff.

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CAL OES News

CAL OES

Press Releases by California OES department, contains updates on state benefits related to disaster assistance

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Interactive Datas

County of Sonoma

Various interactive Datas for tracking Emergency Services

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Santa Rosa Emergency information

City of Santa Rosa

General emergency information. Includes all important information and location in the event of fire emergencies

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Business Resources - Sonoma County

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

List of Weblinks to various business resources in Sonoma County

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Citizens Prepared to Organize for Emergencies (COPE)

City of Santa Rosa

Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), was started by residents of the Santa Rose Community of Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and the American Red Cross

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Fire Safe Council Homepage

California Fire Safe Council

CFSC is a leader in encouraging grassroots movements which make communities more Fire Safe, Firewise and Fire Adapted. CFSC, a statewide non-profit organization, receives federal grants from agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.

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Contract Training

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Contract Education Department has served the training needs of Sonoma County employers by providing assessment, on-site customized training, seminars, and workshops. Contract Education specializes in developing customized performance-based training packages that provide imMediate support to the employer.

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Careers in the Building and Trades

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Prior to the fires, the Building and Trades industry was already struggling to meet demand. Due to retirements, and a limited incoming workforce there have not been enough people available to ‘do the work’. This is where you come in…

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Sonoma Workforce Investment Board

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) leads an integrated Workforce Development system to ensure the County’s economic vitality and quality of life.

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permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

"Looking Ahead in Hidden Hills" Talks about community togetherness, hope for the future, and examples of neighbors helping one another

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Disisater Tips

Contractors State License Board

Video from CSLB detailing ways to avoid unlicensed Contractor scams

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Rebuilding after a Natural Disaster

Contractors State License Board

This 22-minute Video takes homeowners through the process of developing a Rebuilding plan, hiring a Contractor, financing, contracts, and actual project work. It also reviews some of the perils that homeowners can face and how to avoid them.

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Unexpected Disasters that can derail small business success

Northcoast Score

Video with tips detailing how to help prepare your business for emergency situations

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Disaster Help

Contractors State License Board

Podcast detailing tips on what to do after a disaster

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Podcast

Podcast: Insurance - Emergency and Disaster

Northcoast Score

Podcast detailing what to do for your business in the event of an emergency

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TOP 20 TIPS FOR BUSINESS Preparedness

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Top 20 tips for businesses to prepare for wildfires; step by step directions on getting prepared in all aspects of their business.

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Business Prepared Checklist

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Checklist for businesses to assess their Preparedness for wildfires and disasters

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IBHS & NFPA Wildfire Research Fact Sheets

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and IBHS have developed a fact sheet series featuring the wildfire research being done at the IBHS research facility to create more resilient communities through better building materials.

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Best Practices Guide for Wildfire - Commercial Properties

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Best Practices for sustaining your commercial property in the event of a wildfire.

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Post-Fire Disaster Assistance - Contact Info

Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal non-regulatory agency that can work with partners and landowners to assess and possibly mitigate damages following wildfires.

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the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space’s Watershed Collaborative report

Sonoma Open Space

This report represents a compilation of prioritized recommendations focused on the long-term resiliency of Sonoma County watersheds - including our natural and working lands. A wide variety of experts provided recommendations, and the report includes the highest agreed upon priorities, but does not represent any one organization, nor does it reflect consensus among the participating organizations

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Sonoma RCD Natural Resources Recovery Guide

Sonoma County Conservation District

Natural Resources Recovery Guide, created by Sonoma County Resource Conversation District to assist landowners in restoring their natural wonders

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Coating

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for various fire resistant coatings available to homeowners.

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Fencing

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fences.

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Roofing Materials

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant roofs.

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Attic and Crawlspace Vents

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant crawlspaces.

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Decks

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant decks.

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Under-Eave Construction

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant eave’s for Housing.

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Firescaping Safety

Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services

a PDF guide to improve the ability to live more safely in a fire risk environment greatly depends upon the use of“pre-fire activities.” This guide details the proper vegetation management around the home(known as defensible space), use of fire resistantbuilding materials, appropriate subdivision design, and other measures.

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Protect your Property from Wildfire - CA Edition

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

This guide was created specifically for Californians and considers appropriate building styles and construction materials, common topographical features, and other factors. This guide will provide information that will help your home or business and your community prepare for and survive a wildfire.

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Last Minute Checklist to Protect Your Property

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Checklist to help homeowners with some last minute efforts they can accomplish to save their home

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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from a Wildfire

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

10 Ways to help prevent a wildfire from destroying your home

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Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Use the following checklist to help determine what parts of a home and the surrounding property may be most vulnerable during a wildfire. Reduce those risks with the guidance provided in the following pages.

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Grants & Scholarships

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Rebuild: Homepage

Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Rebuild Program - offers grants and incentives to homeowners who are Rebuilding

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City of Santa Rosa Parcel Report Search

City of Santa Rosa

Through an address or APN search, provides specific property information for residential properties destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires.

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City of Santa Rosa Resilient City Recovery Datas

City of Santa Rosa

Interactive Datas of rebuild areas that allow you to drill in and click on individual parcels for pertinent information such as Building Setbacks & Zoning Information, Land Surveyor Activity, Encroachment Permit Activity, Building Permit Activity, and Right-of-Way (ROW) Construction Activity.

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City of Santa Rosa Real-Time Rebuild Data Tracker

City of Santa Rosa

Live stats of Rebuilding progress – track how many rebuild permit applications have been submitted, how many homes are under construction, construction completed, etc.

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Disaster Playbook - The Three Step Loan

US Small Business Adminstration

Three steps to apply for business disaster loans to get your business back on its feet.

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Protecting your Business from Wildfire

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Article detailing ways to save your business from a wildfire.

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Rebuilding 101

United Policyholders

Article detailing how to prepare for the Rebuilding journey through six important lessons. Remember that even in the best-planned projects, changes and surprises will occur. This guide will provide you with some peace of mind.

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Fire Safe Landscaping

CalFire

A fire-safe landscape isn’t necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire-safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.

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Hardening Your Home

CalFire

Here are some things you can do to harden your home and make it more fire resistant.

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Defensible Space

CalFire

Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it.

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Gas Safety

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions and Best Practices for turning your gas on and off during emergencies or suspected leaks

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Turning Your Power on and Off

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions by PG&E for turning your electricity on and off during emergency situations

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Consumer Awareness

California State Wildfires Recovery Resources

Be aware of potential scams! This page details everything a consumer recovering from a wildfire disaster needs to watch out for when dealing with Rebuilding.

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Recursos en Espanol

California Wildfires Satewide Recovery Resources

Weblinks and various resources for Spanish speaking wildfire survivors

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City of Santa Rosa Rebuilding and Permitting Info

Neighbors Together

Helpful Weblinks for all info regarding Permitting and Rebuilding efforts by the City of Santa Rosa

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Code Upgrade List

Neighbors Together

Aggregated resource page for current building codes at the city, county, and state level.

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Governor's Office of Business or Permit Assistance

Governor's Office of Business of Economic Development

This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

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NeWT's - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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UC Agricultural and Nature Resources' Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners

University of California

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and Financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return

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