ALUS planted its roots in Elgin County in 2012, beginning with a pilot project in Bayham Township. In January of 2016, ALUS Bayham expanded to include the Townships of Malahide, Central Elgin, Southwold, Dutton-Dunwich and West Elgin.
ALUS Elgin partners with each Conservation Authority and other organizations in the region to develop projects and ideas that are best suited to the landowners’ needs and the priorities of Elgin County.
Local environmental issues, including gully and bank erosion, are considered priorities for the ALUS Elgin program, which aims to reduce sedimentation and phosphorus loading in our rivers and lakes.
As much of Elgin County is now battling the invasive Phragmites australis, controlling this species is now a priority on all wetland creation sites.
News & Events
With its New Acre™ Project sponsorship, Silk® will help farmers and ranchers devote 90 acres to ALUS projects that benefit Canadians. PRESS RELEASE | FOR RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 Toronto, Ontario, September 9, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces $100,000...
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...
Vital role of farmer liaisons highlighted at ALUS workshop funded by OTF More than 30 of Ontario’s ALUS program coordinators, farmer liaisons and Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) members assembled in Elgin County on July 31, 2019, to learn more about the vital...
ALUS Elgin Coordinator
Diane Lynn Ayotte
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
National Conservation Plan
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Weston Family Foundation
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Elgin Stewardship Council
Elgin Clean Water Program
National Farmers Union