ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.
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
On June 4, 2019, ALUS Canada presented the Dave Reid Award to farmers and ranchers for excellence and innovation in producing ecosystem services.
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.
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.