ALUS Grey-Bruce
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

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.

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OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

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...

Jim Caley: Soil Erosion Be Gone

Jim Caley: Soil Erosion Be Gone

Through ALUS, Jim Caley has transformed acres of less productive sandy soil into a flourishing arboreal ecosystem. Like many ALUS participants, Jim is a grain and oil seed producer. His company, Caley’s Grain, is located Southeast of Port Elgin, Ontario, where he...

Heather and Mark Shouldice: Buffing up the Land

Heather and Mark Shouldice: Buffing up the Land

With ALUS, Big Rock Bison gets robust outcomes from their ecosystem buffers and mature habitat. For more than six years, Mark Shouldice, with the help of his wife Heather and their children Ty and Ellie, has built Big Rock Bison, an environmentally-minded...

ALUS Grey-Bruce Coordinators

Keith and Joni Reid

Keith and Joni Reid

206 Toronto St. S.,
Markdale, ON
N0C 1H0
keith@greyagservices.ca
519-379-4086

Grey & Bruce Farmers at Large

Grey County Council

Bruce County Council

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Ontario Nature

CFFO

NFU

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Grey Sauble CA

Grey Agricultural Services Center

Owen Sound Field Naturalists Group

Lands and Forest Consulting

Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

Weston Family Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Wildlife Foundation

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MNR

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ALUS Grey Bruce Participants

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