– Aldo Leopold, 1934
Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.
– Jonathan Scarth, Delta Waterfowl
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.
– Bryan Gilvesy, cattle rancher and Chair, Norfolk County ALUS
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.
– Doug Chorney, President, Keystone Agricultural Producers
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.
– Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
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.