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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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

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New training partnership for native plant growing

First Nations in the Peace River region of B.C. will learn how to raise native plants in a new training program being developed by Royal Roads University in partnership with two First Nations communities, leading experts in native plant horticulture and reclamation, and mining companies.

The Native Plant Propagation Program is unique as a community-based training program with a focus on growing native species for reclamation.

BY: Susan Down, Royal Roads

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