ALUS Brazeau
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

Located in west-central Alberta, Brazeau County joined the ALUS program in the spring of 2016 and continues to gain momentum in the community.

Brazeau County’s ALUS program, through its coordinators, participants and leaders, has worked hard to improve riparian habitat, increasing flood and drought resilience and improving water quality within the Modeste subwatershed.

Although widely known for its rich oilfields, it is also recognized for recreational opportunities and abundant hay and pastureland. The majority of producers in the area are farmers and ranchers who raise livestock, typically cattle. Many are particularly interested in exclusion fencing projects to reduce grazing impacts on riparian habitat and forest stands. Other popular projects include tree planting, bank restoration and stabilization, and wildlife and pollinator habitat.

The program is managed by the Agricultural Services Department, with guidance from a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC). ALUS Brazeau’s PAC reviews and approves all potential ALUS projects in the community. The PAC consists of five area producers, one member of Council and a representative from each of four external agencies

ALUS Brazeau is proud to work with agricultural producers to protect, enhance and create valuable ecosystem goods and services.

Header photo credit: Ron Betton.

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Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Congratulations to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and PAC chair, who has been awarded the 2021 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. The 2021 Dave Reid Award, in the amount of $10,000, has been presented to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and chair...

Meet the Hughes Family, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet the Hughes Family, ALUS Trailblazers

ALUS Presents a new series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers. Nettie Hughes and her children, Henry, Nettie Jr., Dalvin and Parker, who run a mixed beef and grain operation located near Buck Creek, Alberta, are among the original participants in the ALUS...

How WRRP helps ALUS make a difference on the ground

How WRRP helps ALUS make a difference on the ground

In 2018, ALUS received a $720,000 donation from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project. As Minister Shannon Phillips stated in her May 1 announcement, the funding is part of...

ALUS Brazeau Coordinator

Nancy Chambers

Nancy Chambers

Box 77, 7401 Twp Rd 494
Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R1

ALUS@brazeau.ab.ca
780-542-7777

Province of Alberta

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Cows & Fish

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

West-Central Forage Association

Duane Movald

Chairperson & Area Producer

Henry Hughes

Vice Chairperson & Area Producer

Lois Gerwien

Area Producer

Art Goerzen

Area Producer

Dallas Ekstrom

Area Producer

Bart Guyon

Reeve

Mary Ellen Shain

Shain North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Tonya Lwiwski

Cows & Fish

Candace Vanin

Agriculture & Agri-Foods Canada

Jessica Rogerson

West-Central Forage Association

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