Sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians—one acre at a time

ALUS Canada makes it possible to offset your environmental footprint through agricultural stewardship. ALUS invests in farmers and ranchers who are producing acres of clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and other ecosystem services in communities across Canada.

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See ALUS on the Ground

Active in six provinces to date, the ALUS program links Canada’s natural heritage across agricultural lands. With funding from a variety of sources, ALUS will continue to grow and establish new communities across Canada. Click on any province for more detail.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat.
Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat.
Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

Learn more
honeybee on flower honeybee on flower

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat.
Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

Learn more
honeybee on flower honeybee on flower

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat.
Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

Learn more

Latest ALUS News

Sowing the Seeds of Conservation

ALUS shows students how—and why—to collect native wildflower seed in their communities.

Job Well Done

ALUS Canada recognizes impact of Dave Reid, Director of Research and ALUS pioneer whose retirement was announced on June 6, 2018.

Blue Skies From Now On

Three ALUS programs in Alberta won the 2018 Blue Skies Award for taking exemplary steps to improve air quality in central Alberta.

Growing Change

Ecosystem services are among the most valuable commodities produced by ALUS participants Garry and Lynn Richards on their Saskatchewan family farm.

ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI

PRESS RELEASE—ALUS Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island have signed a landmark agreement to help conserve threatened grassland bird species on Prince Edward Island.

The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.

The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

PRESS RELEASE—Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018: ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today presented the 2018 Innovation Awards, which recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches.

ALUS Ambassadors

ALUS Elgin participants Stephen and Katie Hotchkiss are keen on integrating conservation projects in a profitable farm operation

Meet ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc’s first participant, Pearl Gregor

Biodiversity is already increasing on the first ALUS projects in Leduc County, Alberta.

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A Weston Family Initiative

“We believe strongly in the ALUS model, which delivers ecological outcomes while engaging local communities.”
Tamara Rebanks, Director, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

ALUS Canada is a Weston Family Initiative. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s generous and long-standing commitment to ALUS Canada has played a critical role in growing ALUS into a truly national not-for-profit organization, one that is rapidly expanding into many new communities across the country.

photo: W. Garfield Weston by Yousuf Karsh, ca. 1943

ALUS Supporters

Generous funding from public and private sources enables ALUS to put green infrastructure projects on the agricultural landscape. Our supporters help create pollinator hedgerows in Ontario, shelterbelts in Alberta, wetlands in the Prairies, wildlife habitat in Quebec, clean streams in PEI, and much more across Canada.

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ALUS in Action

ALUS projects establish pollinator habitat, improve wetlands, protect waterways, plant trees and shrubs, and much more.

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ALUS Canada by the Numbers

Snapshot of ALUS Canada’s stats from the end of 2015 fiscal year.

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Ecosystem Services

Through ALUS, Canadians can fund acres of wildlife habitat, carbon capture, clean air, clean water, pollinator meadows, and more.

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ALUS Farmers & Ranchers

As the largest single group of landowners in Canada, agricultural producers are in a unique position to provide solutions to some of the most pressing conservation challenges of our time, including climate change and biodiversity loss.

ALUS participants actively produce ecosystem services on the working landscape, to benefit the wider community.

Find out why farmers and ranchers love ALUS

Foundational Partner

ALUS Canada proudly recognizes Delta Waterfowl as a Foundational Partner. Delta was instrumental in launching the first-ever ALUS pilot project, which took place in Blanshard, Manitoba, from 2006 to 2009, and the second ALUS pilot, in Norfolk, Ontario, which remains the longest continually running ALUS program in Canada. Delta also co-wrote the “ALUS bible,” which laid out the original principles of the program. In 2016, ALUS left the Delta nest, becoming ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative.