ALUS Vermilion River

The County of Vermilion River (CVR) launched the first ALUS program in Alberta in 2010, at the Cattlemen’s Corral in Lloydminster.

 

 

 

The County of Vermilion River (CVR) launched the first ALUS program in Alberta in 2010, at the Cattlemen’s Corral in Lloydminster.

Since then, the program has supported a number of local producers in establishing and maintaining stewardship projects that benefit residents across CVR.

The ALUS Vermilion River program works with farmers and ranchers to establish and maintain projects such as riparian buffers, fencing exclusion, alternative watering systems, native prairie establishment, pollinator habitat and tree plantations.

These ALUS projects provide cleaner air, cleaner water and more habitat for wildlife and pollinators, while helping to improve the productivity of marginal and ecologically sensitive land.

ALUS Projects in CVR

Steward of the Land: Brian Headon, ALUS Vermilion River

Meet Brian Headon, an ALUS Vermilion River participant and PAC member, in a video from ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" series.
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The Stewardship Ethic of ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte

ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte is improving water quality and wildlife habitat in many ways by enhancing wetlands on his farm in County of Vermilion River, Alberta.
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News & Events in CVR

ALUS Canada Hires Agrologist Howie Bjorge

Posted January 12, 2017 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | TILLSONBURG, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Howie Bjorge as ALUS Canada Agrologist.
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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 Team Grows in the County of Vermilion River

Posted May 25, 2015 in Alberta

In the County of Vermilion River, ALUS has now grown from its initial demonstration pilot phase into an ongoing program, the first in Alberta.
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Sponsors

CVR
Alberta Conservation Association
Wildlife Habitat Canada
Delta Waterfowl
Westons
Alberta Environment and Parks

Partners

Cows and Fish
Lakeland College
Alberta Environment and Parks
Vermilion River Watershed Alliance
Battle River Watershed Alliance
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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