Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance to be featured at April 8 Sierra Club Lake Group community meeting

A view of the Middletown, California, area, including part of the 2015 Valley Fire burn area. Photo courtesy of JoAnn Saccato.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Lindsay Dailey, co-founder and program director of the Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance, or TERA, at its next community meeting on Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m.

The slideshow presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.

Dailey will share the groundbreaking work of TERA, a cross-cultural, multi-organizational collaborative that seeks to revitalize ecology, economy, and culture through indigenous-led stewardship.

Based in Lake County, in the ancestral territories of Eastern Pomo, Southeastern Pomo, Lake Miwok, and Wappo people, TERA's intention is to cultivate land stewardship, livelihood, and leadership skills that weave collaborative relationships between tribal members and the community at large for the benefit of all lands and beings.

As part of their activities, TERA provides in-depth trainings on restoration ecology as well as hand crews that offer fuels reduction, hazardous vegetation removal around structures; native seed collection for onsite restoration work; tree planting; riparian, wetland, and oak woodland restoration; chemical-free invasive species removal; and restoration of culturally important plants for basketry, food, medicine, and craft.

Partner organizations with TERA include Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians, United States Forest Service - Mendocino National Forest, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, Bureau of Land Management - Ukiah Field Office, and Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, or CLERC.

"The native people of California managed this landscape sustainably for thousands of years," noted Sierra Club Lake Group Conservation Chair, Victoria Brandon. "We need to start learning from their wisdom for the sake of the future."

To register for the event, visit the online calendar on Lake Group’s website, Registrants will receive access information on registration, and a confirmation reminder the morning of the event.

Zoom space is limited, so the forum will also be live-streamed via the Lake Group's Facebook page at