ALUS Montérégie

In 2016, ALUS Canada partnered with the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie to establish the first-ever ALUS program in Québec.




Launched in 2016, the ALUS Montérégie program is a partnership between ALUS Canada 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.

ALUS Montérégie Partnership Advisory Committee :

  • André Mousseau, Union President, UPA Vallée maskoutaine
  • Charles Boulerice, Union President, UPA Vallée-du-Richelieu
  • Christian St-Jacques, President, UPA Montérégie
  • Florent Raymond, farmer
  • Hervé Blanchette, farmer
  • Jules Malouin, retired farmer
  • Marcel Comiré, Director, COVABAR
  • Marie-Laure Marcotte, agronomist, Groupe ProConseil
  • Renée Gagnon, director, CIME Haut-Richelieu
  • Annie Tremblay, agronomist, Club Agri Conseils Maska


News & Events in Montérégie

The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Posted June 12, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Posted June 13, 2018 in Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.
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Job Well Done

Posted July 9, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada recognizes impact of Dave Reid, Director of Research and ALUS pioneer whose retirement was announced on June 6, 2018.
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ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

Posted June 6, 2018 in Saskatchewan

PRESS RELEASE—Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018: ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today presented the 2018 Innovation Awards, which recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches.
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Fielding All Questions

Posted September 26, 2017 in Quebec

The annual Eastern Hub Field Conference is a golden opportunity for the ALUS team to share experiences, troubleshoot issues, and plan for continued success.
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Agri Conseil Maska
Groupe ProConseils
The ALUS Montérégie program is currently seeking partners to support the expansion of the ALUS program in Quebec over the next few years. For more information, please contact the program coordinators

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