ALUS WUQWATR

The ALUS-WUQWATR program is a progressive initiative that works with farmers and rancher in the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle watersheds to help enhance the benefits of nature on the working landscape.

 

 

 

The ALUS-WUQWATR program is a progressive initiative that works with farmers and rancher in the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle watersheds to help enhance the benefits of nature on the working landscape.

ALUS expanded into the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watershed (WUQWATR) community in 2015 and is now supported by the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR), a non-profit, source-water protection agency established to implement the source water protection plan for the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds of Saskatchewan.

The program is available to all four sub-watersheds within WUQWATR, the Wascana watershed, Upper Qu’Appelle watershed, Lanigan-Manitou watershed and the Last Mountain Lake watershed.

“We’re very excited to see this program expand to over 4,000 agricultural producers in our watershed area,” says WUQWATR Board Chair, Fred Clipsham. “Getting demonstration sites and projects onto farms will prove the importance of this conservation initiative for the watershed’s environmental health.”

ALUS-WUQWATR staff works with each producer to provide the support and technical resources specific to their needs. This individualized approach allows for innovative and non-prescriptive solutions to environmental priorities on their lands.

Partnering with private landowners through the ALUS program allows WUQWATR to address key matters within their Source Water Protection Plan. The watershed’s environmental targets include reducing soil erosion and nutrient loading, protecting groundwater and aquifers, and mitigating flood risks.

ALUS Projects in WUQWATR

ALUS WUQWATR projects on Robin Nell’s Farm, Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participant Robin Nell has several ALUS projects on his Saskatchewan farm.
Read More

News & Events in WUQWATR

ALUS welcomes Prime Minister to Saskatchewan

Posted April 27, 2017 in Saskatchewan

Paige Englot, ALUS Canada’s Prairie Hub Manager, helped welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to Gray, Saskatchewan, on April 27, as a guest of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.
Read More

A Bright Future for ALUS in Saskatchewan

Posted June 29, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada's Silton announcement on June 29, 2016, set the stage for a bright future in Saskatchewan.
Read More

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.
Read More

ALUS Expands Into Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds

Posted April 9, 2015 in Saskatchewan

Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) announced today the launch of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program into its entire watershed area.
Read More

ALUS Saskatchewan Founding Partner hosts 86th Annual Convention

Posted February 28, 2015 in Saskatchewan

On February 19-21, 2015 the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), a founding partner of ALUS in Saskatchewan, hosted their 86th annual convention in support of wildlife in the province.
Read More

comunity logo

Supporters

Delta Waterfowl
Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW)
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF)
Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS)

Stay Connected