Sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians—one acre at a time
ALUS helps farmers and ranchers produce ecosystem services on their land. These include cleaner air, cleaner water, flood mitigation, carbon sequestration, species at risk habitat and support for native bees and pollinators.Learn More
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.
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.
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Return on your investment
New Acre Project promises your corporation a simple and transparent return on your investment.Learn more
Creating shared value
With New Acre Project, you can help rebuild nature, one acre at a time.Learn more
Latest ALUS News
With a legacy of over 110 years, the Vergouwens steward the land and water just as those who came before them did.
ALUS participant Dennis Norosky cultivates grain, but he also protects wetlands and helps mitigate flooding downstream from his land just outside Newdale, Manitoba.
ALUS Canada is thrilled to welcome former Microsoft executive Mary-Ellen Anderson to the team, as our Head of Special Projects and Innovation.
ALUS Canada is delighted to welcome Unilever sustainability expert John D. Coyne to the Board of Directors.
ALUS Canada announces a pair of new ALUS programs in Alberta that will produce cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity.
ALUS pays tribute to a true steward of the land, Gerry Taillieu (1957-2020), a longstanding PAC member and original ALUS Parkland participant.
Announcing a $100K New Acre™ Project sponsorship by Silk®, contributing to the brand’s mission of promoting healthier eating and living for all Canadians.
The Port of Montreal named a “Creator of Biodiversity in Agriculture” for its support of the ALUS Montérégie environmental program.
ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announces multi-year support of $340,500 by RBC Foundation.
ALUS Canada is thrilled to receive a generous $300,000 grant from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Learn more...
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.
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.Click here to find out more about ALUS supporters
ALUS in Action
ALUS projects establish pollinator habitat, improve wetlands, protect waterways, plant trees and shrubs, and much more.See ALUS in action on the ground
Through ALUS, Canadians can fund acres of wildlife habitat, carbon capture, cleaner air, cleaner water, pollinator meadows, and more.Learn more about ecosystem services
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
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.