Located in the beautiful Peace Region of northwestern Alberta, ALUS Northern Sunrise is Canada’s northernmost ALUS community. ALUS Northern Sunrise is a partnership between ALUS and Northern Sunrise County.
Northern Sunrise County is located east of the Peace and Smoky Rivers. With 94% of its 2.5 million hectares being public land, the remaining 6% is concentrated in agricultural, residential, commercial and recreational areas.
Here at ALUS Northern Sunrise, we work alongside local farmers and ranchers to deploy ALUS green projects. Essentially, we remove environmentally sensitive marginal lands from agricultural production to generate cleaner air and water, additional wildlife habitat, and other ecosystem services.
Our ALUS projects include installing barriers around water bodies, creating, enhancing, and expanding dugouts, implementing livestock watering systems, expanding and restoring riparian buffers, and restoring native grasses, trees, and shrubs to upland areas.
ALUS Northern Sunrise provides professional support and an annual per acre payment for the establishment, maintenance and long-term management of these ecological projects.
Together, ALUS and Northern Sunrise County strive to ensure the sustainability of agriculture, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of all residents.
News & Events
ALUS team members met for collaborative engagement and learning at regional 2022 jamborees.In September and October 2022, ALUS organized three conferences, allowing our team members across the country to get together, tour project sites and discuss our shared...
Congratulations to Paul Caplette, ALUS Montérégie participant, winner of the 2022 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. Montérégie, QC, September 13, 2022 — The Dave Reid Award honors innovative farmers participating in ALUS who are dedicated to producing...
In Northern Sunrise County, Alberta, a father and daughter are working to preserve wildlife habitat. In 2007, Emily Plihal purchased three quarters of land, primarily to preserve habitat for animals and to restore the natural health of the land. Her father, Gene,...
ALUS Northern Sunrise Coordinator
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.
ALUS Montérégie PAC Chair, and 1st Vice-President of the Montérégie UPA Federation
Farmer and former President, Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie
Farmer, and President, Syndicat de l’UPA la Vallée-du-Richelieu
Farmer, Hazen-Bleury et de la Barbotte committee
Farmer and President, Syndicat de l’UPA Vallée maskoutaine
Farmer andmember of the Pot au Beurre et AgriClimat project committee
Farmer and former Vice-President, Syndicat de l’UPA du Haut-Richelieu
Agronomist at Groupe ProConseil and member of the Huron River committee
General Manager, COVABAR
Agronomist at Agri Conseils Maska
Executive Director, CIME Haut-Richelieu