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.
News & Events
The ALUS program takes root in Chaudière-Appalaches, the Laurentians and in Laval and Montreal Saint-Vallier-de-Bellechasse and Sainte-Sophie, Octobre 11th and 12th, 2023 On the 11th and 12th of October, ALUS officially launched two new communities in...
ALUS Partners with Albo Climate to Leverage Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for New Acre Project Quantification
ALUS partners with climate-tech start-up, Albo Climate, to apply novel remote sensing models to tree and shrub projects in support of ALUS’ New Acre Project carbon quantification efforts ALUS Tree planting project in Montérégie, Quebec, Canada Toronto,...
ALUS Commits to Planting 400,000 Trees with $2.2M Support from the Government of Canada’s 2 Billion Trees Program
To celebrate the International Day of Forests, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced $2.2 million in funding through the 2 Billion Trees Program to support ALUS farmers and ranchers in planting 400,000 trees on their lands. ALUS...
ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches Coordinator
President of the ALUS Chaudière-Appalaches Committee and Cattle and Poultry Producer (Ferme Bovicole Inc.)
Director General at the Conseil régional de l’environnement Chaudière-Appalaches
Director of development and inspection for the MRC of Bellechasse
General Manager at COPERNIC
Pork and grain producer (Ferme FPL Inc.)
Cattle, Grain, Maple Syrup, Forestry Producer (Ferme BoviOr Lemelin)
Cattle, Grain, Maple Syrup and Forestry Producer (Ferme Steve Pelletier)
Pork and grain producer (Ferme Daniel Samson Senc)
Maple Syrup Producer (Érablière du Cap Inc. (L’))