A future where all farmers and ranchers produce ecosystem services from nature-based solutions alongside food and fibre to help solve the crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Investing in Nature
As the largest single group of landowners in North America, agricultural producers are in a unique position to provide solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, including biodiversity loss and climate change.
ALUS is helping communities across North America in addressing global environmental problems with local solutions. Invest in nature-based projects that produce tangible, measurable results, support local communities and create positive enviro-economic and social change.
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They say it takes a village to raise a child.
At ALUS, we know it takes a community and a network of farmers and ranchers to create rural resilience and create, restore and enhance new acres of nature on agricultural lands to respond to local environmental challenges.
This is why ALUS is community-developed and farmer-delivered.
Marcus & Sarah Riedner foster happiness, agriculture and ecosystems at their farm, Happiness by the Acre.
The Riedner family’s achievements are not to be understated. Based on soil sampling, the Riedners have found that organic matter across the farm, including in the ALUS protected areas, has improved dramatically.
Kirk and Gail Bridgeman have raised horses and stewarded their land unfailingly for decades.
Kirk and Gail have always made it their mission to achieve harmony with the natural environment. Joining ALUS Assiniboine West in 2015 was a perfect fit for the Bridgeman’s environmental ethos.
Chris and Vivian Crump are always looking to make their farm work better, which led them on a journey to become environmental stewards.
To make their operation as effective as it could be, Chris and Vivian needed solutions to stop their topsoil washing away, improve the pastureland their cattle were on and keep manure from washing into the local watercourse.
A profile of ALUS Norfolk participants Leah & Marty VanTilMarty & Leah VanTil with their ALUS wetland in the background. Credit: ALUS Norfolk.Located in Port Dover, Ontario, Leah and Marty VanTil’s 40-acre farm includes rolling hills and shallow valleys....
On November 30 and December 12, ALUS CEO Bryan Gilvesy appeared before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) to highlight how farmers and ranchers can help Canada manage and protect its freshwater resources.Mr. Gilvesy was invited to...
Agricultural producers in Ontario continue to deliver vital ecological function with ALUS projects.An ALUS wetland project under construction in Middlesex County, 2023. Credit: ALUS.Toronto, ON — December 19, 2023 Funding from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment,...