ALUS Parkland

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.

 

 

 

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 restoration, the establishment of native prairie, 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.

ALUS Projects in Parkland

Steward of the Land: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

ALUS Parkland's Carla Rhyant appears in ALUS' "Stewards of the land" video series.
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ALUS Parkland Riparian Fencing Project

ALUS Parkland program coordinators help install an ALUS fencing project that will protect creeks and the shoreline of Lake Isle.
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News & Events in Parkland

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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Call for Nominations: 2020 ALUS Innovation Awards

Posted February 28, 2020 in Alberta

Call for Nominations: ALUS Canada is currently accepting nominations for the annual Dave Reid Award, recognizing innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches. Deadline April 17, 2020.
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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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Putting Modeste to the Test

Posted February 9, 2019 in Alberta

Work is on track for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project, whose first annual meeting was held in Edmonton February 5, 2019.
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Bumper Crop

Posted October 28, 2018 in Alberta

This ALUS Parkland eco-buffer project produces ecosystem services at the Edmonton Corn Maze in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
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Sponsors

Parkland County
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Alberta Environment and Parks
Growing Forward 2
Alberta Conservation Association

Partners

Cows & Fish
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture Research and Extension Council of Alberta

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