ALUS Northern Sunrise

Founded in 2016, ALUS Northern Sunrise is Canada’s most northerly ALUS community, situated in the beautiful Peace Region of northwestern 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

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Posted May 2, 2019 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | ALUS Canada is proud to welcome a new staff member, Rhonda King, who came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead.
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VIDEO: Fully Implementing Wetland Policy in Alberta

Posted March 20, 2019 in Alberta

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.
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The Next Generation of Conservation in the West

Posted December 1, 2018 in Alberta

Calgary business leaders celebrate strong support for ALUS Canada in Alberta, where ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat for all.
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Energy and Enthusiasm

Posted December 12, 2017 in Alberta

Ten Alberta ALUS communities put their heads together at ALUS Canada’s Western Hub Field Conference 2017.
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David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Posted August 29, 2017 in Alberta

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.
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Supporters

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.

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