Attn: 2017 Fire Impacted Landowners – Conservation Funding Available!
Grant funds are currently available for projects that reduce erosion and water quality concerns in fire-impacted areas of Sonoma County. Potentially fundable projects include:
- Replacement of burned culverts
- Unsurfaced Road improvements (ditch relief culverts, road reshaping/outsloping, rolling dips)
- Removal of invasive plants and revegetating with native plants along burned riparian areas
- Streambank stabilization
- Upland gully or headcut repair
- Revegetating sensitive/erosion-prone areas
- Cross-fence replacement
- Installation of livestock riparian fencing
Who is eligible?
Anyone’s whose property was impacted by the 2017 Nuns and Tubbs fires. See map on the right as a reference.
What projects qualify?
Projects that implement conservation practices that reduce potential non-point sources of pollution (erosion, stormwater runoff, chemical contaminant runoff) into associated waterways.
Cost Share Requirement
Cost share (typically 15% of project cost) can be waived for fire-impacted properties.
How do I apply for funding?
Please fill out an inquiry form and request an initial site visit with RCD staff. Landowner Inquiry Form can be found here!
How do I get selected for funding?
High priority projects will receive funding. A technical advisory committee (TAC) reviews all applications and then ranks them using a grant specific selection criteria. This will require a site visit this fall/winter.
Please contact us by September 6, 2019 to be considered for this funding. Construction will occur in summer of 2020 and 2021.
Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part by the USEPA and the State Water Board under the Federal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program (CWA Section 319).