ALUS Montérégie
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet
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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 70 municipalities in the 14 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 160 participants, managing and maintaining ALUS projects on more than 353 acres, the equivalent of 224 football fields.  Specifically, 400 km of various hedges (windbreaks, herbaceous and multi-strata) were planted; the equivalent of 20 times the size of the Bell Centre of wasteland or ponds were reforested; 275 km of herbaceous riparian strips were installed to encourage pollinators; 20 acres were delayed haying ; and the equivalent of 68 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.

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ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

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...

A Record Year for ALUS Montérégie

A Record Year for ALUS Montérégie

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...

ALUS Montérégie Coordinators

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

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

3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
[email protected]
450 774-9154, poste 5270
fax: 450 778-379

Frédérique Gagné

Frédérique Gagné

3800 Casavant Blvd. West,
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
[email protected]
450 774-9154
fax: 450 778-3797


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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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