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.

 

News & Events in Grey-Bruce

Soil Erosion Be Gone

Posted March 4, 2021 in Ontario

Through ALUS, Jim Caley has transformed acres of less productive sandy soil into a flourishing arboreal ecosystem.
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Buffing up the Land

Posted January 28, 2021 in Ontario

With ALUS, Big Rock Bison gets robust outcomes from their ecosystem buffers and mature habitat.
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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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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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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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