ALUS Mountain View County
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet
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The ALUS Mountain View County 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 County 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.

 

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Celebrating Success and Growing Collaboration at ALUS Field Conferences

Celebrating Success and Growing Collaboration at ALUS Field Conferences

ALUS team members met at three field events across Canada to share successes and celebrate their shared work. East Hub Field Conference  In September, ALUS team members working in Ontario and Quebec made their way to Sarnia for the 2023 East Hub Field Conference. The...

Marcus & Sarah Riedner: Growing Happiness and Biodiversity by the Acre

Marcus & Sarah Riedner: Growing Happiness and Biodiversity by the Acre

Marcus & Sarah Riedner foster happiness, agriculture and ecosystems at their farm, Happiness by the Acre, in Alberta.Marcus and Samuel Riedner stand next to a native eco-buffer planted through the ALUS Mountain View County program. Image Credit: Noel West.At their...

ALUS Mountain View County Coordinator

Lorelee Grattidge

Lorelee Grattidge

1408 – Twp Rd 320,
Postal Bag 100,
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0
[email protected]
403-994-0837

Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation

Alberta Conservation Association

Sarcee Fish & Game Association

Peggy Johnson
Councillor

Jennifer Lutz
Councillor

Alan Miller
Councillor

Brian Rodger
Agricultural Service Board Chairman

Tietsia Huyzer
Agricultural Service Board Vice Chairman​

Sean LaBrie
Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Karlee Overguard
Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Heidi Overguard 
Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Dayna Cameron 
Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

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