The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Lindsay Dailey, co-founder and Program Director of the Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance (TERA), at their next community meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 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, California, 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 (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, www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake. 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 www.facebook.com/sierraclublake.
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 community events are on hold through at least February 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.) For more information about the Sierra Club Lake Group, visit www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake 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 www.sierraclub.org.