Launched in September 2018 as a partnership between ALUS and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, ALUS Chatham-Kent is the 23rd ALUS community in Canada.
Located in southwestern Ontario along the Thames River, a Canadian Heritage River, Chatham-Kent is Canada’s number-one producer of tomatoes, carrots, seed corn, black tobacco, pumpkins and cucumbers, and Ontario’s number-one producer of green peas, broccoli and cauliflower. The region covers nearly 2,500 square kilometers with a population of more than 101,000 residents.
ALUS works closely with landowners to develop and support projects that are best suited to local needs and priorities. Through ALUS projects that re-establish and enhance grasslands, wetlands and woodlands, the ALUS Chatham-Kent program aims to help address issues such as deforestation, habitat loss and nutrient loading in Lake Erie.
The ALUS Program Coordinator works with farmers and ranchers to help establish these projects, while participants receive annual, per-acre payments for the management and maintenance of these projects on their land.
Through their projects, ALUS Chatham-Kent participants will help to produce cleaner water, cleaner air and more biodiversity, including pollinator habitat, for the benefit of everyone in surrounding communities.
News & Events
Growing Biodiversity and Resilience for Future Generations
ALUS Chatham-Kent participants, Betty and Allan Hubbell, want their grandchildren to know a world rich in biodiversity Lifelong residents of Chatham-Kent, Betty and Allan have a close relationship to the land. “This land was farmed by my dad since the 1950s, and we...
OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems
With support from OTF, ALUS participants have delivered targeted ecosystem protection and restoration in six communities across Ontario. Middlesex County, ON, July 30, 2021 – Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), ALUS participants have undertaken hundreds of...
A New Round of Our “Success with ALUS Projects” Guidebooks Now Available
ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success What does success with ALUS projects look like? Check out the new round of our “Success with ALUS Projects” guidebooks, now available thanks to funding from the...
ALUS Chatham-Kent Coordinator
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, 100 Thames Street, Chatham, ON N7L 2Y8
Port de Montréal
Agri Conseil Maska
Greg Van Every