SOFAR Cohesive Strategy


The SOFAR Cohesive Strategy is a collaborative of diverse organizations working together to implement the National Cohesive Wildland Management Strategy in the South Fork American River watershed of Eldorado National Forest. Using the best available science, the Collaborative works toward the three national strategy goals: resilient landscapes, fire-adapted communities, and safe and effective wildfire response.

The SOFAR Cohesive Strategy project area is approximately 409,892 acres, including approximately 256,937 acres of the Eldorado National Forest. The SOFAR area includes the upper 75.35% of the South Fork of the American River Watershed, 50.37% of the Caldor Fire burned area, 51.28% of the King Fire burned area, and 49.16 miles of the Highway 50 corridor. Through open and transparent collaboration among a dedicated group of diverse members, the collaborative promotes a healthy, resilient forest ecosystem across all lands.

Link to Collaborative Website

South Fork Amercan River Watershed map
Data Sources: Project Area – TCSI, Imagery – Esri, Roads – Caltrans, Lakes – USGS National Hydrography Dataset, Cities – USGS Geographic Names Information System

SOFAR Charter Signatories

California Forestry Association

Catalytic Connections

California Native Plant Society

El Dorado County Resource Conservation District

El Dorado County Water Agency

Eldorado Fire Chiefs’ Association

Eldorado National Forest

Fire Restoration Group

Georgetown Divide Firesafe Council

Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District

National Wild Turkey Federation

Northern Sierra Summer Home Association

Pollock Pines-Camino Firesafe Council

Sierra Club

Sierra Forest Legacy

Sierra Pacific Industries

Tools Used:

Framework for Resilience

Assessment of Current Landscape Conditions

Blueprint for Resilience

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