Notice of Cancellation

The Sierra Club Yolano Group announces the cancellation of their potluck and presentation “Tribal Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation” scheduled for this Thursday, March 12th in the Blanchard Room of the Yolo County Library in Davis. The Yolo County Health Department just notified the Library of their directive to cancel all public programming scheduled in Yolo County facilities through the end of March due to health concerns related to the Corona virus. If you were planning to attend the event, we apologize for the inconvenience. We will attempt to re-schedule at a later date.

For more information, contact Alan Pryor at or 916-996-4811.


The Sierra Club Yolano Group, a Cool Davis Coalition partner, will host a potluck dinner on Thursday, March 12th from 7 to 9pm in the Blanchard Room at Yolo County Library, 314 E. 14th Street in Davis. For the  evening’s presentation, Professor Beth Rose Middleton of UC Davis who will discuss “Tribal Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation.”

From traditional land stewardship to interventions in state, national, and international policy, California Indian nations are leaders in environmental policy and planning. Prof. Middleton will reflect on her collaborative research and curriculum development with tribes on topics including Native land trusts, Native-led conservation land acquisitions, tribal participation in the carbon credit market, and the importance of re-introducing traditional fire management. Prof. Middleton’s work shows how California Indian nations are leaders in environmental policy and planning.

Prof. Middleton is Chair of the Native American Studies Department at UC Davis and a Fellow at the John Muir Institute of the Environment.  She is the author of  Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation (University of Arizona Press 2011) and Upstream: Trust Lands and Power on the Feather River (University of Arizona Press 2018).

Professor Beth Rose Middleton

Please join the Sierra Club for an evening of great food, fellowship, and a very interesting, informative, and inspiring presentation. If convenient, please bring your favorite dish to share, and to help make this a “zero-waste” event, also please bring your own plates, cups, utensils and cloth napkin. The Yolano Group will provide beverages and reusable tableware for those who need it. You are welcome to come just for the presentation which begins at 7:15pm.

For more information, contact Alan Pryor at or 916-996-4811.  Co sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, a working group of Cool Davis.