The ALUS program came to Parkland County in 2012.
Adjacent to Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton and located along the North Saskatchewan River, Parkland County is a centrally located community and a strong ALUS partner.
Parkland County is committed to delivering the ALUS concept. ALUS Parkland works with farmers and ranchers to establish ALUS projects that produce ecosystem services on marginal or environmentally sensitive agricultural land, providing support and annual per-acre payments for the maintenance and management of these projects.
ALUS Parkland has a number of projects established to date, including wetland enhancement, the establishment of ecobuffers, pollinator habitat, multi-row shelterbelts, enhanced and expanded riparian areas, alternative watering systems, nesting structures and fencing around waterbodies.
The ALUS Parkland team works with producers to identify stewardship opportunities on their farms and to help them throughout the ALUS process.
News & Events
A tribute to a true steward of the land, ALUS Parkland’s original participant Gerry Taillieu (1957-2020) The ALUS community lost one of its greats on August 23, 2020: Gerard (Gerry) Taillieu, at the young age of 62. A 40-year veteran of cattle ranches in Washington...
In 2018, ALUS received a $720,000 donation from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project. As Minister Shannon Phillips stated in her May 1 announcement, the funding is part of...
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). PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces nearly...
ALUS Parkland Coordinator
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Alberta Environment and Parks
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)
Alberta Conservation Association
Cows & Fish
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture Research and Extension Council of Alberta
West Central Forage Association (WCFA)