ALUS Mountain View

In March 2015, Mountain View County became the fourth Albertan community to embrace ALUS.

 

 

 

The ALUS Mountain View program aims to value, protect and promote both the agricultural community and the region’s unique and precious natural environment through the implementation of on-the-ground projects that rebuild, retain and reconstruct natural areas such as wetlands, grasslands, riparian areas and treed areas.

This results in habitat for fish and wildlife, species at risk and native pollinator insects, as well as cleaner air and water, and even sustainable food production on working landscapes.
While there are many potential project types, the county will initially target those that suit the areas of focus and goals that have been established by its PAC. Its areas of focus include reforestation, pollinators and wetlands. Specifically:

  • Preserving and establishing trees in areas of low concentration
  • Reclaiming alkali or marginal soils to native stands
  • Increasing and promoting pollinator establishment
  • Reclaiming marginal cropland for buffering around streams; preserving potholes or wetlands

At the moment, ALUS Mountain View is particularly interested in projects with a wetland focus. The program funds producers interested in converting marginal cropland—including areas around bogs, swamps, marshes or shallow open water, and areas of saline soil—into tame forages or native prairie mixtures.

The program also funds farmers and ranchers wanting to fence off wetlands or riparian areas, protect native stands, and enhance these areas with native grasses, trees and shrubs.

News & Events in Mountain View

ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

Posted March 25, 2020 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | 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)
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Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

Posted March 20, 2020 in Manitoba

PRESS RELEASE | Regina, Saskatchewan, March 20, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces nearly $1M in new federal funding for aquatic species at risk in the Prairies
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ALUS Mountain View Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

Posted February 29, 2020 in Alberta

The ALUS Mountain View program marked its five-year milestone in 2020 with a very successful community-wide celebration at Mayfair Cinema on February 29, 2020.
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Call for Nominations: 2020 ALUS Innovation Awards

Posted February 28, 2020 in Alberta

Call for Nominations: ALUS Canada is currently accepting nominations for the annual Dave Reid Award, recognizing innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches. Deadline April 17, 2020.
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The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Alberta

ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.
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Supporters

FUNDING
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Alberta Conservation Association

FRIENDS
Wheatland County, Rocky View County, Mountain View County, Kneehill County, Red Deer County, Clearwater County and the M.D. of Bighorn.
Olds College
Red-Bow Agricultural Partnership
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
PAMZ (Parkland Airshed Management Zone)
Cows and Fish
Foothills Forage and Grazing Association
Grey Wooded Forage Association
The Sundre Petroleum Operators Group

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