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Sudden Oak Death BLITZ Registration 2021


Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2021 SOD BLITZ. Your participation is crucial to the success of this program.


The 2021 SOD BLITZ Trainings are available online at

Packet Pickup - packets can be picked up anytime on Friday, May 14th after 1PM.

Collecting will take place on Saturday, Sunday, & Monday - May 15th, 16th and 17th.



  • Fill out the info below to sign up for the 2021 SOD Blitz in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Review the 15-minute online training video at this location: where you are asked to view:
    • a)  a Training Short Powerpoint, b) a 15 minute training video, and, c) a questionnaire on how you have responded to the SOD epidemic. Please access all three to be fully trained and ready.

  • Picking a place to sample:
    • Go to this website to get a map of good sampling locations in San Luis Obispo County that have bay laurel or tanoak trees.  Pick location(s) you want to sample. Click here to see the Maps.
      If the map doesn't load, just enter the location where you would like to sample of the google document (Use Chrome Web Browser)


Go to the Google document at this website to register where you intend to sample.  Check the table to make sure that no one else has already picked the same location, otherwise you will need to pick another location.  Enter your chosen location(s) on the table.  

  • Download SODMAP Mobile application for your cell phone at the Apple App store or Google Play or be prepared to otherwise obtain accurate latitude and longitude coordinates for your sampling locations as explained in the training video.  Practice with the SODMAP application or your GPS device before going in the field.

  • Anytime on Friday May 14th, after 1pm, pick up sampling packets at the following locations.
    • San Luis Obispo Agriculture Department in San Luis Obispo - 2156 Sierra Way # A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Drive around to the parking lot in the back.  Look for the plastic bin near back door by the picnic table on the Johnson side of the building. There will be signs and arrows pointing the way to the bin.
    • San Luis Obispo Agriculture Department in Templeton - 350 N Main St, Templeton, CA 93465. Bin will be located outside by the front doors.
  • An expert will staff the info table at the SLO Ag Department on Saturday, May 15, from 10-11:00 if you want additional help.
  • Packets will be in the bin labeled PACKET PICKUP - SOD BLITZ. Each packet will have instructions, data sheets, sampling envelopes and other materials as explained in the training. 
    • Please mark the sign-in sheet with your name, email and how many packets you have taken to sample.
  • Conduct your sampling on Saturday or Sunday and/or Monday, May 15, 16 and/or 17th.

  • Drop off your completed packets with samples and data sheets in the bins at the Agriculture Department locations indicated above before 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 18. Bins for packet drop off will be labeled: PACKET DROPOFF - SOD BLITZ.  Please put a check by your name on the sign in sheet when you have dropped off your packets to ensure all packets have been returned.

  • For general questions about the SOD Blitz, go to The website will be checked hourly.  

  • For more information on the SOD Blitz for San Luis Obispo County, contact Cindy Roessler at or Kim Corella at