ALUS Ontario East

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.

 

 

 

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 Canada, willing and available to host demonstration tours on their farms.

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News & Events in Ontario East

Flood Prevention in Eastern Ontario

Posted December 19, 2019 in Ontario

ALUS Ontario East’s 2019 tour successfully raised awareness with local residents, landowners, farmers and municipal councils, as ALUS participants explained how and why they do what they do.
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Intact Announces Support for ALUS

Posted April 25, 2019 in Ontario

PRESS RELEASE | Montreal, April 25, 2019 – ALUS Canada thanks Intact for nearly $250,000 to fund ALUS projects benefiting Canadian communities in three provinces.
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A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

Posted April 13, 2019 in Ontario

ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario.
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Invitation: ALUS Ontario East Environmental Stewardship Tour

Posted August 19, 2015 in Ontario

Ontario East Alternative Land Use Services Inc. is hosting its first Environmental Stewardship Tour September 2nd, 2015.
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ALUS Ontario East Launches Its First Demonstration Site

Posted June 12, 2013 in Ontario

On May 29, 2013, Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Ontario East inaugurated the first of three demonstration projects on the farm of Jackie and Steven Pemberton (Winchester, Ontario).
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Supporters

Raison Region Conservation Authority
South Nations Conservation
SD&G Stewardship Council/Certified Forest Owners
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Sponsors

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Land Stewardship Habitat Rehabilitation Program (OMNR)

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