The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is a diverse economic region! A place known for its vast landscape, abundance of wildlife, adventurous terrain and spirited community, protecting the integrity of our environment while promoting community development is a top priority.

We are committed to honouring our region in innovative ways, and encouraging the growth of quality work, play and leisure opportunities to promote sustainability and good environmental stewardship.

Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

The EAC investigates ideas and solutions and provides advise in the form of information, options and recommendations to Council on Climate change, waste diversion, energy efficiency, green technology, and other topics associated with environmental sustainability in the Northern Rockies. 

Interested in joining? EAC Application

EAC Meeting Minutes

Check out some of the ways you can practice sustainability in the NRRM:

  • View Garbage and Recycling to see how you can contribute to reducing waste!
  • Take green waste to the landfill and tip into designated green bins free-of-charge.
  • The Fort Nelson Farmers Market offers locally-produced food and other products on Saturdays year-round.

Bottle Donation Program 

Recycle your beverage containers without the hassle of sorting by depositing recycling bags in collection bins at the landfill or Wide Sky Disposal. Non-profit organizations take turns managing the bins and collect all the revenue from your donation.

Conserve Water 


Providing clean water to the community takes a lot of resources. Use water reasonably and in accordance with bylaw regulations! Permitted watering hours for lawns and gardens are 7am-11am and 7pm-11pm on days established by your house number:

  • Even-numbered street addresses may water lawns and gardens on even-numbered calendar days.
  • Odd-numbered street addresses may water lawns and gardens on odd-numbered calendar days.

Water smart tips:

  • Water before 9am to avoid scorching your lawn!
  • Set your sparkler up to ensure watering is happening to the lawn and not the driveway.
  • Skip watering after a rainfall.
  • Use a rain barrel to collect water for the garden.

Community Gardens

The Northern Rockies is home to a growing agricultural community that includes farmers and ranchers! While summers are relatively short, the long summer days provide ideal growing conditions for a variety of garden produce. Residents interested in participating in agriculture and gardening without a home gardening space can access two community gardens at different locations. Interested in maintaining your own community garden plot? Please email us!