ALUS Ontario East
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

ALUS came to eastern Ontario in 2012. Today, Ontario East ALUS Inc. operates within the watersheds of the Raisin Region and South Nation Conservation Authorities, covering the geographic region of Eastern Ontario, between Ottawa and the Quebec border, and south-west to Maitland.

The program is overseen by a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of voting members (farmers) and advisory members (agency and NGO staff). Currently, there are seven local farmers, comprising the voting members of the PAC, and seven non-voting members who provide advice and guidance.

ALUS Ontario East focuses on retiring marginal, inefficient and fragile farmland, and converting it into natural areas, such as pollinator habitat, hedgerows, wetlands, buffer zones, native meadows, reforested areas and wildlife habitat, complete with nest boxes for birds, bats and bees.

To be eligible, landowners must have a valid Farm Business Registration Number, and should be comfortable serving as a spokesperson for ALUS, willing and available to host demonstration tours on their farms.

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Learning from Communities Growing the ALUS Impact

Learning from Communities Growing the ALUS Impact

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...

The MacGillivray family: Fostering Life in Eastern Ontario

The MacGillivray family: Fostering Life in Eastern Ontario

At Kirkview Farms, Mike and Cora MacGillivray are committed stewards of the land, planting 5,000 native trees and shrubs with ALUS. Kirkview Farms in North Glengarry, Ontario is home to many creatures. Our favourites are the MacGillivray family. Mike, his partner...

ALUS Ontario East Coordinator

Brendan Jacobs

Brendan Jacobs

18045 County Rd 2, PO Box 429, Cornwall ON K6H 5T2
[email protected]
613-938-3611 x234

Raison Region Conservation Authority

South Nations Conservation

SD&G Stewardship Council/Certified Forest Owners

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Weston Family Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Wildlife Foundation

Land Stewardship Habitat Rehabilitation Program (OMNR)

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