First Nations, industry work to rejuvenate the land

Delain Gauthier works on thinning out starter trays, choosing only the strongest of the new growth. - Mike Carter

The staff call them the “Cadillacs” of greenhouses. 

These two, 200-foot long, 40-feet wide monstrosities on the grounds of the Twin Sisters Native Plant Nursery in Moberly Lake produce plants primarily for the purveyors of the natural gas industry, and others.

The business plan is simple: inside the nursery you won’t find retail specials like flower baskets or tomatoes. Instead, this greenhouse grows and sells plants native to the Peace Region, so mining companies, the oil and gas industry and Crown corporations can restore the lands disturbed by pipelines, dams and coal mines.

COURTESY: Dawson Creek Mirror

By: Mike Carter



Native Plants Offer Better Restoration Solution

It started with a simple question: would Walter Energy (then Western Coal) consider working in a partnership with two of the First Nations to develop reclamation strategies that would use native plant species to reclaim mined land in northeast British Columbia? Four years later that question would be answered at a ceremony where Walter Energy turned over ownership of the Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery to the Saulteau and the West Moberly First Nations.

COURTESY: Walter Energy


BC Metis Federation member wins logo contest for “Twin Sisters Native Plant Nursery”

Earlene Bitterman, a Metis Community member of the BC Metis Federation, visited the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations yesterday to see the final logo print out of the “Twin Sisters Native Plant Nursery”. The Native Plant nursery was named after the Twin Sisters Mountains an important spiritual location situated near the greenhouse site in Moberly Lake, BC.

COURTESY: BC Metis Federation