More than 130 people gathered at the Edmonton Corn Maze on July 28, 2016, to celebrate the official relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initative, in Alberta.
Brazeau County’s ALUS program focuses on improving riparian habitat, increasing flood and drought resiliency, and improving water quality within the Modeste subwatershed.
In 2016, ALUS Brazeau was approved for a provincial grant application focused on water quality and drought and flood resilience in the area.
ALUS Brazeau’s Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) reviews and approves all potential ALUS projects in the community, with guidance, support, advice and expertise provided by ALUS Canada and Brazeau County staff.
The ALUS Brazeau PAC is comprised of five local producers, representatives from 3 external agencies (North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, Cows & Fish, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada), and one County Councilor. The PAC has established specific criteria for potential ALUS projects:
- ALUS Brazeau projects should be submitted by an agricultural producer with a registered or legally defined farming operation, eligible for farm tax status in Alberta;
- ALUS Brazeau projects should have agricultural activity occurring on marginal or environmentally sensitive portions of the lands that are being considered for enrollment in ALUS;
- ALUS Brazeau projects should be located on less than 20% of the titled and/or leased land within Brazeau County, managed by the producer.
News & Events in Brazeau
ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.
Province of Alberta
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
Cows & Fish
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada