Revegetation and Land Restoration

Twin Sisters Nursery supports the improvement of restoration and reclamation work in Northeastern British Columbia through seed propagation and native plant distribution. The primary focus of their work is on ecological restoration and remediation of impacts on traditional lands from mining and other industrial projects.

Shell enabled the expansion of the existing nursery with a second greenhouse a few years ago, which supports reclamation activities for Shell and others in the area. Over 30 sites across the Groundbirch Asset have had interim reclamation completed since 2015 through Twin Sisters. The growth of their second greenhouse has allowed Groundbirch to reclaim natural landscapes using both local traditional knowledge and native plant species while helping employ community members.

Developing local businesses in collaboration with Treaty 8 communities contributes to the long-term ecological and social health of British Columbia and Shell’s reconciliation journey with Indigenous Peoples.

History of Twin Sisters Nursery

In 2012, Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations started a native plants nursery together at Moberly Lake in British Columbia with support of an industry partner. This nursery and its joint venture owners are key partners for the continued operation and growth of Shell’s Groundbirch asset.

Through income, training and employment opportunities, Twin Sisters provides support to nearby Indigenous communities through its operations. Traditional Indigenous knowledge is shared between Elders and youth on traditional uses for plants and their significance to traditional ways of life.

Commitment to Indigenous Peoples

To learn more about Shell’s Commitment to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, see here:

Indigenous Peoples

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Alberta Light Tight Oil

Shell’s Alberta Light Tight Oil business is comprised of three areas: Fox Creek, Gold Creek and Rocky Mountain House.

Groundbirch

The Shell Groundbirch asset is located in Northeast British Columbia, Canada.