Dr. Beth Rose Middleton


Dr. Beth Rose’s research centers on Native environmental policy and Native activism for site protection using conservation tools, and her broader research interests include intergenerational trauma and healing, rural environmental justice, and Indigenous analyses of climate change. Beth Rose has written two books: Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation (University of Arizona Press 2011), on Native applications of conservation easements, and Upstream (University of Arizona Press 2018), on the history of Indian allotment lands at the headwaters of the California State Water Project. She is currently working on a project regarding tribal participation in the carbon market. Beth Rose is passionate about increasing under-represented perspectives, especially indigenous perspectives, in academia and in environmental policy and planning.