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Explore Norfolk Trails

ALUS projects are a part of the Explore Norfolk Trails initiative, a unique opportunity to see environmental improvements that the producers have made in partnership with ALUS.

ALUS Producers Win Prestigious Award

Sean McGrath and his family operation on the north side of the Battle River have won the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Alberta Beef Producers.

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Research

ALUS collaborates with researchers across the country in an effort to understand the full benefits from nature our projects provide. Read More

The New Environmentalists

This video takes you across Canada, highlighting environmental benefits farmers and ranchers produce with a little help from ALUS.

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Photo Galleries

Annual Norfolk Tour

School buses were used on the annual ALUS Norfolk tour to shuttle ...

Native Prairie Coming Soon

This stubble will be converted to native prairie in July as a ...

Ontario May 13-16

Jim Fisher travelled to Ontario in May – check out images documenting ...

Harvest Underway in Alberta

An ALUS canola field with protected wetland in the County of Vermilion ...

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