ALUS Red Deer County

When the ALUS Red Deer County program started in 2013, it became the third ALUS program in Alberta.

 

 

 

Red Deer County started its ALUS Program in 2013. ALUS complements existing programs that the County had been delivering with local producers since 2001—but with ALUS, farmers and ranchers can get paid to establish and maintain projects that produce ecosystem services on their land.

So far, more than 50 farmers and ranchers have enrolled over 2,400 acres in the ALUS Red Deer County program. Their ALUS projects include alternative livestock watering systems and more than 180,000 feet of riparian management fencing, all producing ecosystem services upon which we all depend.

In 2016, Red Deer County welcomed two ALUS Farmer Liaisons to the team. Tom Towers is a rancher from just south of the City of Red Deer, and Stephen Smith has a mixed farm near Pine Lake. Both Tom and Stephen began as ALUS participants who will now help Program Coordinator Ken Lewis follow up with  ALUS farmers and ranchers and bring new participants into the program.

ALUS Projects in Red Deer County

Steward of the Land: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz

Video: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz has established a dozen ALUS projects on 41 acres of his land.
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Steward of the Land: Jo-Anne Hallman, ALUS Red Deer County Participant

Meet ALUS Red Deer County participant Jo-Anne Hallman, who has enrolled 105 acres in the ALUS program: ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" video series
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Kevin Ziola’s ALUS projects help conserve wetlands in Red Deer County

ALUS Red Deer participant Kevin Ziola used ALUS funding to create year-round watering systems to help conserve the creek and wetlands on his land.
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Meet the first participants of ALUS Red Deer County, Keith and Tracy Johnson

In January 2014, the Johnson family became the first in ALUS participants in Red Deer County, Alberta.
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News & Events in Red Deer County

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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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: Keith and Tracy Johnson, Alberta

Posted December 9, 2014 in Alberta

Meet ALUS Canada producers Keith and Tracy Johnson and see how ALUS projects are making things better for their cattle, and the environment, near Red Deer, Alberta
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Alternative Land Use Services Expands In Alberta

Posted April 23, 2013 in Alberta

Delta Waterfowl and Red Deer County have joined forces to establish the third Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) demonstration project in Alberta.
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Wildlife Habitat Canada
Delta Waterfowl
Alberta Conservation Association
Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
Agricultural Watershed Enhancement Program
Environmental Damages Fund
Sylvan Lake Management Committee

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