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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Meet Leslie and Valerie Litke, ALUS Trailblazers
Through the ALUS program, the Litke’s have found delight in the changes on the land generated by their projects. Alberta trailblazers Leslie and Valerie Litke participate in the ALUS Lac Ste. Anne program, a partnership between Lac Ste. Anne County and ALUS. Leslie...
ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country
With its New Acre™ Project sponsorship, Silk® will help farmers and ranchers devote 90 acres to ALUS projects that benefit Canadians. PRESS RELEASE | FOR RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 Toronto, Ontario, September 9, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces $100,000...
ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta
ALUS Canada’s Western Hub to benefit from nearly $450,000 in new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta (Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program). PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces nearly...
ALUS Lac Ste. Anne Contact
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
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