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

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Saskatchewan

ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.
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Press Release: ALUS Canada Presents 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Prince Edward Island

On June 4, 2019, ALUS Canada presented the Dave Reid Award to farmers and ranchers for excellence and innovation in producing ecosystem services.
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A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

Posted April 13, 2019 in Ontario

ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario.
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It Takes a Village

Posted October 20, 2018 in Ontario

ALUS works closely with many organizations across Canada. In September, 2018, we celebrated collaboration in Ontario.
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True Blue

Posted September 29, 2018 in Ontario

Meet dedicated ALUS Norfolk participants Clen and Angelle Van Kleef.
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Supporters

Grey & Bruce Farmers at Large
Grey County Council
Bruce County Council
OFA
OMAFMRA
MNR
Ontario Nature
CFFO
NFU
Saugeen Valley CA
Grey Sauble CA
Grey Agricultural Services Center
Owen Sound Field Naturalists Group
Lands and Forest Consulting
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

Sponsors

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
NCP
MNR
CFFO
NFU

Partners

Forests Ontario
ALUS Grey Bruce Participants
NCP
MNR
Saugeen Valley Conservation
Grey Sauble Conservation
OSCIA
Stewardship Grey Bruce
Ducks Unlimited
CFFO
NFU
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

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