ALUS Montérégie
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

Launched in 2016, the ALUS Montérégie program is a partnership between ALUS and the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie, a branch of the provincial farmer’s union headquartered in the South Shore region of Montreal.

The program covers the 14 regional county municipalities in the territory, including several watersheds: the Huron, Hazen-Bleury, de la Barbotte, Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Yamaska.

The program is coordinated by the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie’s agri-environmental agents, with the support of a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of producers, agricultural stakeholders and environmental organizations.

ALUS Montérégie now has 15 participants, managing and maintaining 34 ALUS projects. They have already devoted nearly 50 acres (more than 20 hectares) to the production of cleaner air, cleaner water, habitat for pollinators, fish and other wildlife, as part of a full suite of ecological services that benefit Quebec’s communities.

Working together, ALUS is making concrete improvements to water quality and biodiversity, as well as developing a more harmonious coexistence between agriculture and the environment.

The ALUS Montérégie team has done a stellar job developing the first ALUS program in Quebec, particularly the PAC Chair, Christian Saint Jacques, who is also the President of the Federation de l’UPA de la Montérégie, and the ALUS program coordinators, Yasmina Larbi-Youcef and César Largaespada.

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Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Congratulations to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and PAC chair, who has been awarded the 2021 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. The 2021 Dave Reid Award, in the amount of $10,000, has been presented to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and chair...

ALUS Montérégie celebrates its 5th anniversary!

ALUS Montérégie celebrates its 5th anniversary!

UPA Montérégie and ALUS are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ALUS Montérégie program. Established in 2016, ALUS Montérégie was the first program in Quebec to offer a monetary reward to farmers who carry out biodiversity enhancement projects on their farms. In...

The Port of Montreal supports ALUS Montérégie

The Port of Montreal supports ALUS Montérégie

The Port of Montreal named a “Creator of Biodiversity in Agriculture” for its support of the ALUS Montérégie environmental program. Press release  |  For immediate release Saint-Robert, August 27, 2020 — The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to team up with the...

ALUS Montérégie Coordinators

Yasmina Larbi-Youcef, agronome., M. Env.

Yasmina Larbi-Youcef, agronome., M. Env.

3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
ylarbiyoucef@upa.qc.ca
450 774-9154, poste 5270
fax: 450 778-379

César Largaespada, biologiste, M.Sc.

César Largaespada, biologiste, M.Sc.

3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
clargaespada@upa.qc.ca
450 774-9154, poste 5270
fax: 450 778-379

Stéphanie Gladu

Stéphanie Gladu

3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
sgladu@upa.qc.ca
450 774-9154
fax: 450 778-3797

SOLENO

Port de Montréal

COVABAR

Agri Conseil Maska

Groupe ProConseils

Julien Pagé

ALUS Montérégie PAC Chair, and 1st Vice-President of the Montérégie UPA Federation

Christian St-Jacques

Farmer and former President, Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie

Charles Boulerice

Farmer, and President, Syndicat de l’UPA la Vallée-du-Richelieu

Florent Raymond

Farmer, Hazen-Bleury et de la Barbotte committee

André Mousseau

Farmer and President, Syndicat de l’UPA Vallée maskoutaine

Martin Berger

Farmer andmember of the Pot au Beurre et AgriClimat project committee

Claude Vasseur

Farmer and former Vice-President, Syndicat de l’UPA du Haut-Richelieu 

Marie-Laure Marcotte

Agronomist at Groupe ProConseil and member of the Huron River committee 

Marcel Comiré

General Manager, COVABAR 

Annie Tremblay

Agronomist at Agri Conseils Maska 

Renée Gagnon

Executive Director, CIME Haut-Richelieu

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