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 52 municipalities in the 13 regional county municipalities (RCM), 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 106 participants, managing and maintaining ALUS projects on more than 243 acres, the equivalent of 159 football fields. Specifically, 377 km of various hedges (windbreaks, herbaceous and multi-strata) were planted; the equivalent of 14 times the size of the Bell Centre of wasteland or ponds were reforested; 270 km of herbaceous riparian strips were installed to encourage pollinators; the equivalent of 6 soccer fields of ecosystems were enhanced; and the equivalent of 64 Olympic swimming pools were transformed into flowering meadows for the pollinators.
Working together with local partners, ALUS is making concrete improvements to water quality, biodiversity, habitat for pollinators and wildlife, 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. A special mention to the first PAC Chair and former President of the Federation de l’UPA de la Montérégie , Christian Saint Jacques, who is still a passionnate ALUS ambassador.
News & Events
Congratulations to Paul Caplette, ALUS Montérégie participant, winner of the 2022 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. Montérégie, QC, September 13, 2022 — The Dave Reid Award honors innovative farmers participating in ALUS who are dedicated to producing...
More than $98,823 awarded to 33 local farmers committed to improving the environment MONTÉRÉGIE, DECEMBER 15, 2021 — On December 14, the Fédération de l'UPA de la Montérégie and ALUS recognized the efforts of farmers who have committed, for a period of 5 years, to...
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 Coordinators
Yasmina Larbi-Youcef, agronome., M. Env.
3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
450 774-9154, poste 5270
fax: 450 778-379
3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
fax: 450 778-3797
Port de Montréal
Agri Conseil Maska
ALUS Montérégie PAC Chair, and 1st Vice-President of the Montérégie UPA Federation
Farmer and former President, Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie
Farmer, and President, Syndicat de l’UPA la Vallée-du-Richelieu
Farmer, Hazen-Bleury et de la Barbotte committee
Farmer and President, Syndicat de l’UPA Vallée maskoutaine
Farmer andmember of the Pot au Beurre et AgriClimat project committee
Farmer and former Vice-President, Syndicat de l’UPA du Haut-Richelieu
Agronomist at Groupe ProConseil and member of the Huron River committee
General Manager, COVABAR
Agronomist at Agri Conseils Maska
Executive Director, CIME Haut-Richelieu