ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches was introduced in 2022. It is a partnership between ALUS and the Fédération de l’UPA of Chaudière-Appalaches.   

Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Chaudière-Appalaches region is made up of 10 Regional County Municipalities (RCMs) and 136 local municipalities. Chaudière-Appalaches covers an area of approximately 15,000 square kilometers and is bordered by the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Maine, Estrie and central Québec.  

The area is comprised of the vast agricultural plain of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, and by various rolling hills linked to the Appalachian Mountains. The region boasts a population of nearly 436,000 people, and the agriculture industry is very prominent as well as economically important. The region’s primary agricultural products are maple syrup, dairy, pork and beef.  

Due to its unique landscape, agri-environmental priorities include riparian buffers and shoreline cultivation. Long-term riparian buffer projects and shoreline restoration projects are targeted. ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches intends to contribute to working to achieve locally set objectives promoting the improvement of water quality and shoreline stability. 

ALUS supports various types of ecological projects on agricultural lands in the region to provide more biodiversity and habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. These projects include wetlands, riparian buffers, windbreaks, ecological buffers, and more. These ecosystem services improve the health and conservation of agricultural soils.   

The Fédération de l’UPA de la Chaudière-Appalaches advocates the values of respect for the individual, in addition to basing its mission on values of solidarity, collective action, social justice, equity and democracy. The UPA’s mission is to promote, defend and develop the professional, economic, social and social interests of agricultural and forestry producers.  


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ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

Congratulations to Paul Caplette, ALUS Montérégie participant, winner of the 2022 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. Montérégie, QC, September 13, 2022 — The Dave Reid Award honors innovative farmers participating in ALUS who are dedicated to producing...

ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches Coordinator

Isabelle Lessard, agr.

Isabelle Lessard, agr.

Conseillère en agroenvironnement

[email protected]

418-386-5588 poste #2006

Jean Lambert
President of the ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches Committee and Cattle and Poultry Producer (Ferme Bovicole Inc.)

Josée Breton
Director General at the Conseil régional de l’environnement Chaudière-Appalaches

Louis Garon
Director of development and inspection for the MRC of Bellechasse

Rémi Gaudreau
General Manager at COPERNIC

Frédéric Labrecque
Pork and grain producer (Ferme FPL Inc.)

William Lemelin
Cattle, Grain, Maple Syrup, Forestry Producer (Ferme BoviOr Lemelin)

Steve Pelletier
Cattle, Grain, Maple Syrup and Forestry Producer (Ferme Steve Pelletier)

Daniel Samson
Pork and grain producer (Ferme Daniel Samson Senc)

Jean-Paul Tardif
Maple Syrup Producer (Érablière du Cap Inc. (L’))

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