ALUS Lac Ste. Anne

The partnership between ALUS Canada and Lac Ste. Anne County began in 2015 as a three-year pilot project focused on wetland restoration.

 

 

 

The partnership between ALUS Canada 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.

News & Events in Lac Ste. Anne

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Posted May 2, 2019 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | ALUS Canada is proud to welcome a new staff member, Rhonda King, who came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead.
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VIDEO: Fully Implementing Wetland Policy in Alberta

Posted March 20, 2019 in Alberta

Speaking at the Edmonton Convention Centre on March 20, 2019, ALUS Canada’s CEO, Bryan Gilvesy, presented creative solutions to wetland restoration at the Rural Municipalities of Alberta’s Spring Convention.
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The Next Generation of Conservation in the West

Posted December 1, 2018 in Alberta

Calgary business leaders celebrate strong support for ALUS Canada in Alberta, where ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat for all.
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Energy and Enthusiasm

Posted December 12, 2017 in Alberta

Ten Alberta ALUS communities put their heads together at ALUS Canada’s Western Hub Field Conference 2017.
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David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Posted August 29, 2017 in Alberta

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.
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Supporters

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

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