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Who-to-Contact Guide

Click on the sections below to find answers to your questions about resources available for help on all your ecological questions and issues in Sonoma Valley.

Animals including Fish & Insects, and Animal Control

Animal Control & Rescue

City of Sonoma Animal Control – within city limits – 707-996-3602
Sonoma County Animal Care and Control – outside city limits – 707-565-7100
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
To Report Poaching contact the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Specific Animal Information


  • Bat Conservation International is the source for all your information about Bats, bat houses, white nose syndrome, bats in bridges, injured bats, and more
  • If you find a bat in distress in the Bay Area, call the BCCC hotline at 408-647-7BAT (408-647-7228)


Bird Rescue

  • Sonoma County Bird Rescue provides information for bird rescue within Sonoma County, including baby birds, bird rehabilitation, nest boxes, keeping birds healthy and more

Bird Conservation & Observation

Bird Health and Feeding


  • Fawn Rescue is a local (Kenwood) rescue center for injured and orphaned deer.




Wildlife Sightings

If you have an interesting wildlife sighting, email us! Be sure to include location, time, weather, and other information that can help us continue to monitor wildlife here. Photos are great, too!

More Information

Threats to Wildlife – CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Federally listed (threatened and endangered) animals and plants – US Fish and Wildlife Service

Native Plant Restoration and Invasive Plant Control

Native Plant Restoration & Invasive Plant Control

Native Plant Sources

  • Sonoma Ecology Center operates a Native Plant Nursery at Sonoma Garden Park. In addition, we offer streamside and landscape native plant consultation and restoration services. Contact the Restoration Team at 707-996-0712, ext. 116 for further information.
  • California Native Plant Society – Milo Baker Chapter is a statewide organization whose goals are to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants
  • CalFlora Nursery specializes in California native plants and habitat gardening since 1991.

Pesticide Use & Issues

See our Pollution & Hazards section

Pollution and Hazards
To report a hazard or nuisance within Sonoma County, contact the Department of Health Services 707-565-6565 To report poachers or polluters, call CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife at 888-334-2258

Air Quality

Animal Control


Noise Complaints & Issues

Pesticide Use & Problems

Sewage Overflow

  • To report a sewage overflow in Sonoma County, call Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services Public Hotline at 707-565-3856
  • To report a blockage or spill in Sonoma Valley, call the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District at 707-523-1070 (24 hours)

Waste Disposal Information

Water Pollution

Resource Conservation including Air, Land, Water, Energy, and Climate
To report a hazard or nuisance within Sonoma County, contact the Department of Health Services 707-565-6565

Air Quality

Land Planning and Preservation

Water Conservation Programs, Ideas & Rebates

Water Permits


Energy and Climate