ALUS Red Deer County

When the ALUS Red Deer County program started in 2013, it became the third ALUS program in Alberta.




Red Deer County started its ALUS Program in 2013. ALUS complements existing programs that the County had been delivering with local producers since 2001—but with ALUS, farmers and ranchers can get paid to establish and maintain projects that produce ecosystem services on their land.

So far, more than 50 farmers and ranchers have enrolled over 2,400 acres in the ALUS Red Deer County program. Their ALUS projects include alternative livestock watering systems and more than 180,000 feet of riparian management fencing, all producing ecosystem services upon which we all depend.

In 2016, Red Deer County welcomed two ALUS Farmer Liaisons to the team. Tom Towers is a rancher from just south of the City of Red Deer, and Stephen Smith has a mixed farm near Pine Lake. Both Tom and Stephen began as ALUS participants who will now help Program Coordinator Ken Lewis follow up with  ALUS farmers and ranchers and bring new participants into the program.

ALUS Projects in Red Deer County

Steward of the Land: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz

Video: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz has established a dozen ALUS projects on 41 acres of his land.
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Steward of the Land: Jo-Anne Hallman, ALUS Red Deer County Participant

Meet ALUS Red Deer County participant Jo-Anne Hallman, who has enrolled 105 acres in the ALUS program: ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" video series
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Kevin Ziola’s ALUS projects help conserve wetlands in Red Deer County

ALUS Red Deer participant Kevin Ziola used ALUS funding to create year-round watering systems to help conserve the creek and wetlands on his land.
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Meet the first participants of ALUS Red Deer County, Keith and Tracy Johnson

In January 2014, the Johnson family became the first in ALUS participants in Red Deer County, Alberta.
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News & Events in Red Deer County

The Next Generation of Conservation in the West

Posted December 1, 2018 in Alberta

Calgary business leaders celebrate strong support for ALUS Canada in Alberta, where ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat for all.
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Story to Tell

Posted November 6, 2018 in Alberta

ALUS Red Deer County produced a wonderful collection of digital stories told by local farmers, ranchers and residents with a connection to land and water.
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The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Posted June 12, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Posted June 13, 2018 in Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.
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Job Well Done

Posted July 9, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada recognizes impact of Dave Reid, Director of Research and ALUS pioneer whose retirement was announced on June 6, 2018.
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Red Deer County
Wildlife Habitat Canada
Delta Waterfowl
Alberta Conservation Association
Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
Agricultural Watershed Enhancement Program
Environmental Damages Fund
Sylvan Lake Management Committee

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