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.
News & Events
ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success What does success with ALUS projects look like? Check out the new round of our “Success with ALUS Projects” guidebooks, now available thanks to funding from the...
ALUS Ontario East participants explain how—and why—they do what they do. On a balmy day in early October, ALUS Ontario East participants Kurt MacSweyn, Mike MacGillivray, Christian Lalande, André Pommainville and Marc Bercier got ready to receive 45 guests on their...
PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Montreal, April 25, 2019 – ALUS Canada thanks Intact for nearly $250,000 to fund ALUS projects in three provinces. ALUS Canada is delighted to receive a generous donation of $248,850 in new funding from the Intact Foundation, in...
ALUS Ontario East Coordinator
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)