Reducing Erosion in Ontario

Alternative Land Use Services is helping reduce erosion in Ontario — saving prime agricultural land and reducing sediment problems at the mouth of Lake Erie.

Reducing Erosion in Ontario

ALUS Honoured in Ontario

Alternative Land Use Services program was one of nine Ontario entities to earn the 2013 Minister’s Award for Environment Excellence.

ALUS Honoured in Ontario

Meet an ALUS Producer

Meet Saskatchewan producers the Nells — their ALUS project is helping both their farm and the environment.

Meet an ALUS Producer

Pollinators in Ontario

Bayham ALUS project coordinator Kyle Mauthe explains how demonstration farm M&R Orchards has planted native wild flowers to create pollinator habitat.

Pollinators in Ontario

ALUS & Wetlands

ALUS uses a community-led and farmer-delivered approach to conserving wetlands on the prairies. Director of Conservation Policy Jim Fisher explains why we believe this is the best approach in this video.

ALUS & Wetlands

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Photo Galleries

ALUS Norfolk Annual Tour

ALUS Norfolk Annual Tour

“Nature’s Benefits on the Farm” On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a group ...
ALUS Saskatchewan Tour

ALUS Saskatchewan Tour

ALUS Coordinator Paige Englot led an ALUS tour on Larry Grant and ...
Manitoba Launch - July 2014

Manitoba Launch – July 2014

Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck and many others were on hand for ...
Saskatchewan - June 2014

Saskatchewan – June 2014

ALUS co-ordinator Paige Englot and photographer Fred Greenslade recently visited the Nell and Howden ...

Conservation Quotes

Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.

– Aldo Leopold, 1934

ALUS is a new model for conservation in Canada, one that for the first time puts private landowners and local communities at the center of conservation policy.

– Jonathan Scarth, Delta Waterfowl

If the people of Canada want more carbon sequestered, more biodiversity, fewer species at risk and more wildlife habitat, it just makes sense to enlist farmers and their lands to provide these services.

– Bryan Gilvesy, cattle rancher and Chair, Norfolk County ALUS

KAP has been active in encouraging the development of an ecological goods and services program like the national Alternative Land Use Services program that provides compensation as incentive for adoption of sustainable practices. If done correctly and with adequate funding amounts, this is a very effective system.

– Doug Chorney, President, Keystone Agricultural Producers

It boils down to this: if there’s a benefit for all of society, there has to be some way of sharing some of those costs. The combination of stewardship, innovation, and incentives is usually a fairly effective way of getting conservation on the landscape.

– Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Who cares more about the health of the land than the very people who live there?

– Jim Fisher, Director of Conservation Policy