Meeting Schedule

SOFAR Collaborative

The Collaborative generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:30-4:00
Location: All Meetings will be held virtually until noted otherwise

Next Meeting: March 10, 1:00-3:00 

Recent Meeting: January 13, 1:30-3:30 – Agenda (containing Zoom information)

2021 Collaborative meetings: Jan 13 • March 10 • May 12 • Sept 8 • Oct 13 • Nov 10

Landscape Vision Committee

The Landscape Vision Committee typically meets 1:00-3:00 on the fourth Thursday of each month

**All meetings will be held virtually until noted otherwise**

Next Meeting: March 25

**UPDATE: February 25 Meeting is Cancelled**

UPDATE: Final Red Fir Strategy – Approved by the SOFAR Collaborative November 18, 2020

View past meeting materials here.

For more information: Contact Scot Rogers, U.S. Forest Service: scot.rogers@usda.gov, 530-363-6623.

Priority Focus Area Work Groups

Caples Headwaters
  • Past meetings: Nov 16, 2018
Chili Bar to Georgetown 
Meets on fourth Mondays 9:15-11:00 unless stated otherwise. View planning area map (or click for larger resolution PDF).
Ad Hoc Land Managers Workshops 
Periodic workshops held for land managers to share progress in SOFAR focus areas and inform prioritizing future work that supports implementation of the Cohesive Strategy.

Learn more about activities in the SOFAR focus areas

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets via conference call on the last Monday of each month at 8:30 am.

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 22

Collaborative Materials

[Collaborative #29] November 18, 2020 Agenda | Summary | Eric Knapp Rx Fire Presentation | Red Fir Strategy | SOFAR Charter

[Collaborative #28] October 14, 2020 – Agenda | Summary | CWPP Update | Focus Area Updates – Camino-Pollock Pines, Chili Bar-Georgetown, Crystal Basin, and Caples Headwaters | Red Fir Strategy

[Collaborative #27] September 16, 2020Agenda | NRCS Funding Presentation Materials: Project Example Video; Forestland Stewardship Newsletter

[Collaborative #26] May 13, 2020Agenda | Summary | Facilitated Learning Analysis (FLA) – FLA Report • Analysis of conditions Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) Fire Effects Report | Caples Full Presentation and Discussion Video | Caples Rx Fire Video Clip 10/8/19

[Collaborative #25] February 12, 2020 – Agenda | Summary | Science Talk (North) Presentation

[Ad Hoc Land Managers Workshop #2] December 16, 2019Summary

[Collaborative #24] December 11, 2019 – Agenda | Summary | PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program (Presentation | FAQ Factsheet) | List of PG&E Supported Equipment in El Dorado County

[Collaborative #23] November 13, 2019 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #22] September 11, 2019Agenda | SummaryScience Talk (Quarles) Presentation

[Collaborative #21] May 8, 2019 – Agenda | SummaryChili Bar-Georgetown Update Presentation | Focus Area Factsheets (Printer-Friendly): Chili Bar-GeorgetownHeadwaters | SOFAR Communication Plan (May 2019 update)

[Collaborative #20] March 28, 2019 Agenda | Summary | Science Talk (Collins) Presentation | List of Potential Actions (updated 4/24/19)

[Collaborative #19] February 13, 2019Agenda | SummarySOFAR 2019 Proposed Work Plan | Project Support: List of Potential Actions | Draft Letter of Support

[Collaborative #18] November 14, 2018Agenda | Summary | SOFAR 2018 Progress Report (November Update) |  Revised Collaborative Project Guidelines | Headwaters / Caples Focus Area (Presentation; Map)

[Collaborative #17] September 12, 2018 – Agenda | Summary | SOFAR 2018 Progress Report (August Update) | Presentation: Sly Park to Camino Focus Area | SOFAR Collaborative Project Guidelines (9/12/18)

[Site Visit] June 30, 2018 – Understanding Resilience at Caples

[Site Visit] June 21, 2018 – Fire Adapted 50

[Collaborative #16] June 13, 2018 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #15] May 9, 2018 – Agenda | Summary | Presentation: Mutual Gain | Presentation: Collaboration with NEPA | Presentation (Kusel): Sierra Institute Woody Biomass Program | Presentation (McCoy): Wood to Fuel Pilot

[Collaborative #14] April 11, 2018 – Agenda | Summary | Presentation: Fire Adapted 50 | Presentation: Forest Resilience Bond | Dr. Paul Hessberg Fire Ecology TEDTalk | About Dr. Hessberg | 2014 Paper Co-Authored by Dr. Hessberg: Learning to Coexist with Wildfire

[Collaborative #13] March 14, 2018 – Agenda | SummarySummary – Ad Hoc SOFAR Land Managers Workshop | 2018 SOFAR Work Plan | Presentation – Steep Terrain Hazardous Fuels Treatment

[Ad Hoc Land Managers Workshop #1] February 28, 2018 – Meeting Brief

[Collaborative #12] February 14, 2018 – Agenda | Summary | Draft 2018 SOFAR Work PlanPresentation: CalAm Forestry Group | CalAm Team Bios

[Collaborative #11] January 10, 2018 Agenda | Summary | SOFAR Values + GoalsPresentation: SOFAR Fall Assessment | Presentation: CAL FIRE Forest Health Program Draft Grant Guidelines | Link: CAL FIRE Grants | Presentation: Fire Safe Council Fuels Reduction Projects

[Collaborative #10] November 8, 2017Agenda | Summary | SOFAR Zone Desired Conditions | Presentation: SOFAR Desired ConditionsPresentation: Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership | Presentation: Caples Ecological Restoration Project

[Collaborative #9] October 11, 2017 – All day fire field trip – AgendaItinerary map | Longfire progression map | Presentation: Caples Creek Watershed Case Study

[Collaborative #8] September 13, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #7] August 9, 2017 – Agenda | June Collaborative draft summary (for review and approval) | Presentation: Caples Creek Watershed Case Study

[Collaborative #6] July 12, 2017 field trip – Agenda | North et al. 2009 – GTR 220 | Briefs – CA Fire Science Consortium

[Collaborative #5] June 14, 2017 – Agenda | Summary | Forest Plan Revision Materials

[Collaborative #4] May 24, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #3] April 26, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #2] March 22, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

[Collaborative #1] February 22, 2017 – Agenda | Summary

Landscape Vision Committee Materials

[Landscape Vision #36] January 28, 2021 – Agenda

[Landscape Vision #35] September 30, 2020

[Landscape Vision #34] August 27, 2020Agenda | Red Fir Strategy v5 ( PDF, Clean Version | Word Doc Track Changes)

[Landscape Vision #33] July 23, 2020Agenda | Meeting Notes | Red Fir Strategy v.4 | Red Fir Strategy Process

[Landscape Vision #32] May 28, 2020Agenda | Meeting NotesRed Fire GIS Analysis Narrative | Red Fir Strategy Analysis

[Landscape Vision #31] March 26, 2020Agenda | Meeting Notes

[Red Fir GIS Meeting] February 27, 2020Meeting Notes

[Landscape Vision #30] January 23, 2020Agenda | Meeting NotesSOFAR Red Fir Strategy External Document (1/10/20)

[Landscape Vision #29] December 12, 2019 –  Agenda | Meeting NotesRed Fir Field Trip Summary Report (updated Oct 2019)

[Landscape Vision #28] September 26, 2019 –  Agenda | Red Fir Field Trip Summary Draft Report | 9/4 LV Committee Notes2018 Land Managers Workshop Summary

[Landscape Vision #27] September 4, 2019 – Red Fir Focus MeetingAgenda | Meeting Notes |  Red Fir Ecosystem Health Concerns | Red Fir Strategy Intent (7/25/19) | Aug 29 Red Fir Field Trip Map

[Landscape Vision #26] July 25, 2019Agenda | Meeting NotesRed Fir and Dwarf Mistletoe Resources | Red Fir Strategy Intent (7/25/19 annotations)

[Landscape Vision #25] June 11, 2019Agenda | Meeting Notes

[Landscape Vision #24] May 31, 2019 Agenda | Meeting Notes

[Landscape Vision #23] April 25, 2019Agenda | Meeting Notes 

[Landscape Vision #22] February 28, 2019Agenda | Meeting NotesFeb 13 Collaborative Summary | List of Potential Actions | Draft Focus Area Fact Sheet Concept Design

[Landscape Vision #21] December 12, 2018  – Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #20] October 25, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #19] August 23, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting notesTCSI Desired Landscape Outcomes

[Landscape Vision #18] June 28, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #17] May 31, 2018 Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #16] April 26, 2018 Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #15] March 22, 2018 – Agenda

[Landscape Vision #14] February 22, 2018 – Agenda

[Landscape Vision #13] January 24, 2018 – Agenda | Meeting notesLandscape Vision Road Map

[Landscape Vision #12] December 13, 2017 Agenda | SOFAR Zone Desired Conditions | Meeting focused on industrial lands desired conditions and Tahoe West process for marrying existing conditions with desired conditions

[Landscape Vision #11] November 14, 2017 – Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #10] October 25, 2017 – Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #9] September 27, 2017Agenda | Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #8] August 31, 2017 – General Sherman Field Trip Meeting notes | Photo

[Landscape Vision #7] July 26, 2017Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #6] June 28, 2017Meeting notes | Notes – Desired Conditions | Notes – Spatial Needs

[Landscape Vision #5] May 10, 2017Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #4] April 12, 2017Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #3] March 8, 2017Meeting notes

[Landscape Vision #2] February 8, 2017Meeting notes