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

ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

Posted March 25, 2020 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | ALUS Canada’s Western Hub to benefit from nearly $450,000 in new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta (Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program)
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Give Them What They Really Need!

Posted November 30, 2019 in Alberta

Make a meaningful donation in honour of someone special: ALUS Canada’s seasonal fundraising campaign supports vulnerable wildlife species and ecosystems that thrive on ALUS projects.
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The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Alberta

ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.
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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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A Season of Growth

Posted April 26, 2019 in Alberta

ALUS is growing! View an infographic of ALUS Canada’s impact on the ground so far (national statistics updated April 1, 2019).
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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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