April 16, 2021

Indigenous Plant Nurseries Look to Revive Landscapes and Cultures

The nursery at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is not your typical nursery. CTUIR grows only native plants—defined as indigenous species that evolved naturally in an ecosystem—and its sales to landscapers and home gardeners make up only a small portion of its business. The nursery’s main mission is to grow native plants that will go towards revegetating natural wildlife habitats in the high desert, upland and wetland areas of eastern Oregon and southeastern Was