ALUS Brazeau

ALUS arrived in Brazeau County in the spring of 2016. The majority of producers in the area are ranchers who raise livestock, typically cattle. Many are particularly interested in exclusion fencing projects to reduce grazing impacts on riparian habitat and forest stands.




Brazeau County’s ALUS program focuses on improving riparian habitat, increasing flood and drought resiliency, and improving water quality within the Modeste subwatershed.

In 2016, ALUS Brazeau was approved for a provincial grant application focused on water quality and drought and flood resilience in the area.

ALUS Brazeau’s Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) reviews and approves all potential ALUS projects in the community, with guidance, support, advice and expertise provided by ALUS Canada and Brazeau County staff.

The ALUS Brazeau PAC is comprised of five local producers, representatives from 3 external agencies (North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, Cows & Fish, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada), and one County Councilor. The PAC has established specific criteria for potential ALUS projects:

  1. ALUS Brazeau projects should be submitted by an agricultural producer with a registered or legally defined farming operation, eligible for farm tax status in Alberta;
  2. ALUS Brazeau projects should have agricultural activity occurring on marginal or environmentally sensitive portions of the lands that are being considered for enrollment in ALUS;
  3. ALUS Brazeau projects should be located on less than 20% of the titled and/or leased land within Brazeau County, managed by the producer.
Group shot of ALUS Brazeau members
The ALUS Brazeau PAC, as established spring 2016: Back row (L to R): Cecil Andersen (Member‐at‐Large), Duane Movald (Chairperson), Cliff Whitelock (Member‐at‐Large). Middle row (L to R): Henry Hughes (Member‐at‐Large), Candace Vanin (Agriculture & Agri‐Food Canada), Graham Kathol (Vice Chairperson), Benjamin Misener (ALUS Program Coordinator). Front row (L to R): Kerri O’Shaughnessy (Cows & Fish), Rita Moir (Councillor), Nancy Chambers (Recording Secretary), Shirley Mahan (Councillor). Absent: Christine Campbell, ALUS Canada Hub Manager (West), Denika Piggott (ALUS Parkland County), Colin Poitras (Planning & Development Summer Student), Lisa Rabel (Agricultural Fieldman), Mary Ellen Shain (North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance).

News & Events in Brazeau

À la rencontre de la famille Hughes, pionnière ALUS

Posted November 25, 2020 in Alberta

ALUS présente une nouvelle série qui met en vedette des agriculteurs et des éleveurs exceptionnels.
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ALUS Canada annonce près de 450 000 $ de financement du Partenariat canadien pour l’agriculture de l’Alberta

Posted March 25, 2020 in Alberta

ALUS Canada annonce près de 450 000 $ de financement du Partenariat canadien pour l’agriculture de l’Alberta
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De participant pionnier à client fidèle

Posted December 21, 2019 in Alberta

Nous vous présentons Charlie et Theresa Maltais, les premiers participants d’ALUS Brazeau, qui ont consacré plus de 20 hectares à la production d’eau plus propre dans le sous-bassin versant de Modeste en Alberta.
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Mettre Modeste à l’épreuve

Posted February 9, 2019 in Alberta

Work is on track for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project, whose first annual meeting was held in Edmonton February 5, 2019.
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La ferme Movald a une incidence positive sur l’environnement

Posted August 26, 2018 in Alberta

Produire des écoservices sur une ferme en activité depuis cinq générations dans le comté de Brazeau, en Alberta.
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