CCI Inc visits Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery

CCI Inc visits Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery

We were quite impressed during the CCI review of the Twin Sister's Nursery. We found the head grower Vanessa to be very experienced and knowledgeable about the array of plants that were being grown, the care and handling that was needed, and the quality control that is essential in every nursery.

We found Susan to be personable, professional, and informative. I have personally been promoting Twin Sisters as an Aboriginal nursery business to take note of and to utilize whenever possible in the future. Good management, a great grower, full Aboriginal employment, local seed acquisition, new greenhouses, all with room to expand. We commend the obviously successful hard work being put down by management and staff to start and run this new enterprise.

CCI sincerely wishes the Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery the blessing of greater success in the future.

Best Regards

Keith Ebbs, Silviculture Specialist

Forestry and Environmental Coordinator
CCI Inc.

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

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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

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