ALUS Ontario East

ALUS came to eastern Ontario in 2012. Today, Ontario East ALUS Inc. operates within the watersheds of the Raisin Region and South Nation Conservation Authorities, covering the geographic region of Eastern Ontario, between Ottawa and the Quebec border, and south-west to Maitland.

 

 

 

ALUS came to eastern Ontario in 2012. Today, Ontario East ALUS Inc. operates within the watersheds of the Raisin Region and South Nation Conservation Authorities, covering the geographic region of Eastern Ontario, between Ottawa and the Quebec border, and south-west to Maitland.

The program is overseen by a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of voting members (farmers) and advisory members (agency and NGO staff). Currently, there are seven local farmers, comprising the voting members of the PAC, and seven non-voting members who provide advice and guidance.

ALUS Ontario East focuses on retiring marginal, inefficient and fragile farmland, and converting it into natural areas, such as pollinator habitat, hedgerows, wetlands, buffer zones, native meadows, reforested areas and wildlife habitat, complete with nest boxes for birds, bats and bees.

To be eligible, landowners must have a valid Farm Business Registration Number, and should be comfortable serving as a spokesperson for ALUS Canada, willing and available to host demonstration tours on their farms.

News & Events in Ontario East

ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Posted August 24, 2016 in Ontario

The Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, was held at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016.
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Posted November 4, 2016 in Saskatchewan

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.
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Posted October 13, 2016 in Ontario

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.
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Invitation: ALUS Ontario East Environmental Stewardship Tour

Posted August 19, 2015 in Ontario

Ontario East Alternative Land Use Services Inc. is hosting its first Environmental Stewardship Tour September 2nd, 2015.
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ALUS Program Earns Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Posted January 22, 2015 in Ontario

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

Raison Region Conservation Authority
South Nations Conservation
SD&G Stewardship Council/Certified Forest Owners
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Sponsors

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Land Stewardship Habitat Rehabilitation Program (OMNR)

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