ALUS Parkland

The ALUS program came to Parkland County in 2012. Adjacent to Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton and located along the North Saskatchewan River, Parkland County is a centrally located community and a strong ALUS partner.

 

 

 

The ALUS program came to Parkland County in 2012.

Adjacent to Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton and located along the North Saskatchewan River, Parkland County is a centrally located community and a strong ALUS partner.

Parkland County is committed to delivering the ALUS concept. ALUS Parkland works with farmers and ranchers to establish ALUS projects that produce ecosystem services on marginal or environmentally sensitive agricultural land, providing support and annual per-acre payments for the maintenance and management of these projects.

ALUS Parkland has a number of projects established to date, including wetland restoration, the establishment of native prairie, pollinator habitat, multi-row shelterbelts, enhanced and expanded riparian areas, alternative watering systems, nesting structures and fencing around waterbodies.

The ALUS Parkland team works with producers to identify stewardship opportunities on their farms and to help them throughout the ALUS process.

ALUS Projects in Parkland

Steward of the Land: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

ALUS Parkland's Carla Rhyant appears in ALUS' "Stewards of the land" video series.
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ALUS Parkland Riparian Fencing Project

ALUS Parkland program coordinators help install an ALUS fencing project that will protect creeks and the shoreline of Lake Isle.
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News & Events in Parkland

ALUS Relaunches in Alberta

Posted July 28, 2016 in Alberta

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.
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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 Wins Alberta Emerald Award

Posted June 8, 2016 in Alberta

ALUS Canada won the Shared Footprint Award at 25th annual Alberta Emerald Foundation gala in Calgary, June 8 2016.
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ALUS Parkland’s Inaugural Tour a Success!

Posted October 28, 2015 in Alberta

On September 16, 2015, Parkland County hosted their inaugural ALUS tour in partnership with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA).
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Sponsors

Parkland County
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Wildlife Habitat Canada
Delta Waterfowl
National Conservation Plan
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Alberta Environment and Parks
Growing Forward 2
Alberta Conservation Association

Partners

Cows & Fish
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture Research and Extension Council of Alberta

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