ALUS Lac Ste. Anne
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

The partnership between ALUS and Lac Ste. Anne County (LSAC) began in 2015 as a three-year pilot project focused on wetland restoration. During its initial phase, ALUS Lac Ste. Anne has partnered with ALUS Parkland to help increase awareness of the program and support environmental stewardship on private land.

Bolstered by LSAC’s Growing Forward 2 Agricultural Watershed Enhancement Program grant, the ALUS Lac Ste. Anne program is intended to improve water quality and flood and drought resiliency within the Lake Isle sub-watershed.

ALUS Lac Ste. Anne seeks to identify marginal or environmentally sensitive parcels of land, and to shift them from agricultural production to the production of ecosystem services such as water and air filtration, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, wildlife and pollinator habitat, and flood and drought resiliency.

These ecosystem services are produced by a range of ALUS projects, such as alternative watering systems, riparian fencing, revegetation and shelterbelts.

The ALUS Program Coordinator works with farmers and ranchers to help establish these projects, while participants receive annual, per-acre payments for the management and maintenance of these projects on their land.

In the coming years, ALUS Lac Ste. Anne looks forward to working with more producers to enhance the working landscape, strengthen agricultural operations and produce ecosystem services that benefit the wider community.

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ALUS Lac Ste. Anne Coordinators

Megan Casey

Megan Casey

Box 219,
Sangudo, AB
T0E 2A0
1-780-785-3411 x272

Agricultural Watershed Enhancement Program (Growing Forward 2)

Alberta Conservation Association

West Central Forage Association

Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Cows and Fish (Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society)

Alberta Lake Management Society

Lake Isle/Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society

Alberta Woodlot Extension Society

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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