SOFAR All Lands Cohesive Strategy


In August 2014, the Eldorado National Forest was one of two forests in California selected to begin implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, an all-lands approach to wildland fire management on a landscape scale. The project area is approximately 410,000 acres in the South Fork American River watershed, and includes 50% of the King Fire, 49 miles of the Highway 50 corridor, and 75% of the total watershed.  Communities, infrastructure, public and private timber, water, power, recreation, protected species, and fire frequency are all reasons that this watershed is a high priority for collaborative action.

Vicinity Area 

Map of SOFAR project area.

Collaborative Website

A website has been developed for SOFAR Cohesive Strategy information. Please visit for the most current information about collaborative meetings and activities. This section of the forest website will continue to provide background on the early history of SOFAR while the collaborative was being formed, as well as ongoing information related to the forest’s involvement in the SOFAR Cohesive Strategy.    

Collaborative Meetings

What:  General SOFAR Cohesive Strategy Meetings
When: Second Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (except summer and holiday recess)
USFS Contact: Scot Rogers, 
Where: OES conference room, in the lower level of El Dorado County Government Center 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA – **check SOFAR website for occasional alternate locations  

Early Development of SOFAR, 2014-2017

Reports, briefings, news releases, articles and public workshop materials from the early years of SOFAR demonstrate initial efforts to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy for the South Fork American River watershed. See details here. 


Environmental Planning (NEPA documents)

**Note: These are just a few of the many forest projects that support the SOFAR Cohesive Strategy.**

Forest Projects


SIGN UP NOW! - Collaborative Email List

CBI's facilitation includes developing and maintaining a Collaborative Email list. Emails will be sent approximately once a month and will contain pertinent information regarding upcoming meetings, news, and new materials.

  • Sign up HERE for the SOFAR Collaborative Email List.