ALUS Flagstaff hosted 22 members of ALUS Canada’s Western Hub for two jam-packed days of learning, collaboration and problem-solving in Alberta.
Situated in the beautiful Peace Region of northwestern Alberta, ALUS Northern Sunrise is Canada’s most northerly ALUS Canada community. ALUS Northern Sunrise is a partnership between ALUS Canada and Northern Sunrise County.
Northern Sunrise County is located east of the Peace and Smoky Rivers, with crown land occupying 94% of its 2.5 million hectares; agricultural, residential, commercial and recreational areas are concentrated in the remaining six percent.
Here at ALUS Northern Sunrise, we work alongside local farmers and ranchers to establish ecological ALUS projects. In essence, we are taking environmentally sensitive, marginal lands out of agricultural production and appointing them to the production of cleaner air, cleaner water, increased wildlife habitat and other ecosystem services.
Our ALUS projects include fencing around waterbodies, creating, upgrading and expanding dugouts, installing off-site watering systems for livestock, expanding and repairing riparian buffer zones and re-establishing native grasses, trees and shrubs in the uplands.
ALUS Northern Sunrise provides professional support and annual, per-acre payments for the creation, maintenance and long-term management of these environmental projects.
Together, ALUS Canada and Northern Sunrise County are working towards sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural space for all residents – one acre at a time.
News & Events in Northern Sunrise
PRESS RELEASE—Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018: ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today presented the 2018 Innovation Awards, which recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches.
NSC Watershed Advisory Committee (PAC)
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Growing Forward 2
Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP)
Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA)
Peace Country Beef and Forage Association (PCBFA)
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance (MPWA)
Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd.