Stoking the Flames: Revitalizing Good Fire at Sierra Club Lake Group’s First Fall Community Meeting

The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance’s (TERA) co-founder and executive director, Lindsay Dailey, at their next community meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The 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.

The Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance is a cross-cultural, multi-organizational collaborative that works to revitalize ecology, economy, and culture through indigenous-led stewardship. TERA is an intertribal nonprofit organization based in the ancestral territories of Eastern Pomo, Southeastern Pomo, Lake Miwok, and Wappo people. Dailey will talk about the growing movement to bring back the use of low-intensity, anthropogenic fire as a tool to manage the health of our fire-adapted lands. She will discuss the importance of “good fire,” the role of tribes in revitalizing this work, and how TERA is helping catalyze a Native-led resurgence of good fire in Lake County. 

Their partner organizations include Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the United States Forest Service – Mendocino National Forest and they are funded by many organizations and individuals. 

“We’re pretty fortunate to still have this generational tribal knowledge and wisdom available. Coupling that with a caring community committing resources and we get the opportunity to maybe reverse the damaging patterns we’ve lived for the past few centuries,” noted Deb Sally, Sierra Club Lake Group Chair. “Hopefully, it’s in time for our future generations and wildlife to benefit.”

To register for the event, visit the Lake Group’s online calendar at: Registrants will receive access information upon registration and a confirmation reminder the morning of the event. Zoom space is limited, so the event will also be live-streamed via the Lake Group’s Facebook page at

The Sierra Club Lake Group represents more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County and is part of the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club that represents the northwest region of California. The group works to preserve Lake County’s wild heritage; protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed, and promote smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally friendly development. It also fosters a meaningful connection to the environment for the community to value and enjoy through guided hikes and community events. (Note: guided hikes and in-person community events are on hold due to COVID-19 concerns.) For more information about the Sierra Club Lake Group, visit or call 707-994-1931.

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. With more than three and a half million members and supporters, their charge is to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. Through activism, education and outdoor activities, the Sierra Club plays an important role in influencing conservation policy and environmental history. For more information on the Sierra Club, visit  

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