ALUS Norfolk

Norfolk County has the oldest continuously running ALUS program in Canada. Piloted in 2007, ALUS Norfolk has evolved into a permanent, county-wide program.

 

 

 

Norfolk County has the oldest continuously running ALUS program in Canada. Piloted in 2007, ALUS Norfolk has evolved into a permanent, county-wide program.

With over 160 farm families already engaged and more than 1,300 acres enrolled in the program, ALUS-Norfolk is helping to rebuild the natural environment via healthy and sustainable farmlands.

To date, approximately ten percent of all the farmers in Norfolk have enrolled acres in ALUS,  to restore wetland habitat, plant tall-grass buffers along streams, and create pollinator habitat among other projects. The Long Point Region Conservation Authority provides technical advice and support to help implement a variety of habitat restoration projects throughout the County.

ALUS Projects in Norfolk

See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

In these photos, follow the nine-year evolution of the first ALUS Norfolk demonstration project, located on Vic Janulis' farm.
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ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to native prairie grasses, trees and shrubs around a new wetland, doing his part to help protect Delhi's supply of drinking water.
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ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk helped participant Joe Csoff rehabilitate a washed-out gully and establish a thick vegetated buffer near the North Creek wooded ravine.
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Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

ALUS Norfolk helped Greg Vermeersch establish native tallgrass prairie on Van Meer Farms, an 8,000-acre operation in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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News & Events in Norfolk

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success.
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Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment sponsors New Acre™ Project

Posted March 26, 2020 in Quebec

Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment is a fourth-generation, family-run, international, full-service irrigation business that now joins TD Bank Group as one of the first sponsors of ALUS Canada’s New AcreTM Project.
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Call for Nominations: 2020 ALUS Innovation Awards

Posted February 28, 2020 in Quebec

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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A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

Posted April 13, 2019 in Ontario

ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario.
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True Blue

Posted September 29, 2018 in Ontario

Meet dedicated ALUS Norfolk participants Clen and Angelle Van Kleef.
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Supporters

Norfolk Federation of Agriculture
St. Williams Nursery
Acorus Restoration
Bird Studies Canada
Stripe Art
Norfolk Soil & Crop Improvement Association
Long Point Biosphere

Sponsors

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation
Scotiabank
Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Ontario Power Generation
Great Lakes Excavation
Allan’s Excavating
Norfolk County
Trees Ontario
Annex Publishing

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