ALUS Grey-Bruce

Grey and Bruce Counties have embraced the ALUS program and its principles, with very positive results for both agriculture producers and the community at large.




The ALUS program was originally introduced to Grey and Bruce Counties as a pilot project in 2012. Since then, Grey-Bruce has embraced the ALUS program and its principles, with very positive results for both agriculture producers and the community at large.

ALUS Grey-Bruce is a partnership between ALUS Canada and the Grey Agriculture Services Center, a resource to which the local farm community looks for support and access to many types of agriculture programs.

The ALUS Grey-Bruce program recognizes land stewardship and assists farmers in implementing and funding projects to produce ecosystem services. It recognizes the value of conserving ecologically sensitive parcels of marginal land while maintaining active agriculture on the more productive areas. Overall, ALUS aims to improve the biodiversity on the agricultural landscape.

ALUS Grey-Bruce currently supports projects such as tree planting, wetland creation, buffer enhancement, exclusion fencing, grassland plantation/preservation, pollinator habitat and many more types of projects.

Interest in ecological and biodiversity projects on working lands continues to grow in Grey and Bruce Counties, allowing ALUS Grey-Bruce to expand the number of acres enrolled in the program, the scope of the projects on these acres, and the benefits they produce for our communities.


ALUS Projects in Ontario

See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

In these photos, follow the nine-year evolution of the first ALUS Norfolk demonstration project, located on Vic Janulis' farm.
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ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to native prairie grasses, trees and shrubs around a new wetland, doing his part to help protect Delhi's supply of drinking water.
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ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk helped participant Joe Csoff rehabilitate a washed-out gully and establish a thick vegetated buffer near the North Creek wooded ravine.
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Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

ALUS Norfolk helped Greg Vermeersch establish native tallgrass prairie on Van Meer Farms, an 8,000-acre operation in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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News & Events in Norfolk

ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country

Posted September 9, 2020 in Ontario

Announcing a $100K New Acre™ Project sponsorship by Silk®, contributing to the brand’s mission of promoting healthier eating and living for all Canadians.
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ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

Posted July 29, 2020 in Ontario

ALUS is delighted to announce that Joe Csoff will be available to support all ALUS Partnership Advisory Committees (PACs) across the country.
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ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success.
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Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment sponsors New Acre™ Project

Posted March 26, 2020 in Quebec

Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment is a fourth-generation, family-run, international, full-service irrigation business that now joins TD Bank Group as one of the first sponsors of ALUS Canada’s New AcreTM Project.
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Call for Nominations: 2020 ALUS Innovation Awards

Posted February 28, 2020 in Quebec

Call for Nominations: ALUS Canada is currently accepting nominations for the annual Dave Reid Award, recognizing innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches. Deadline April 17, 2020.
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Grey & Bruce Farmers at Large
Grey County Council
Bruce County Council
Ontario Nature
Saugeen Valley CA
Grey Sauble CA
Grey Agricultural Services Center
Owen Sound Field Naturalists Group
Lands and Forest Consulting
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association


The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation


Forests Ontario
ALUS Grey Bruce Participants
Saugeen Valley Conservation
Grey Sauble Conservation
Stewardship Grey Bruce
Ducks Unlimited
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

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