ALUS Rocky View

ALUS Rocky View helps to address environmental issues in southern Alberta through ALUS projects that produce ecosystem services for the community.

 

 

 

ALUS Rocky View helps to address environmental issues in southern Alberta through ALUS projects that produce ecosystem services for the community.

Launched in November 2018 as a partnership between ALUS Canada and Rocky View County, ALUS Rocky View is the 12th ALUS community in Alberta.

Located in southern Alberta, Rocky View County surrounds the City of Calgary on three sides – to the west, north and east—and shares borders with the City of Airdrie, five towns, six rural municipalities and two First Nation Reserves. There are growth and development pressures in the County, but agriculture will continue to be a major economic contributor in this region of approximately one million acres, with more than 1,500 farms including cattle and crops—primarily canola, wheat and barley.

ALUS works closely with landowners to develop and support projects that are best suited to local needs and priorities. The ALUS Rocky View program aims to help address the main environmental issues affecting their area through ALUS projects that produce ecosystem services for the community.

Through their ALUS projects, ALUS Rocky View participants will help to produce cleaner water, cleaner air and more biodiversity, including pollinator habitat, for the benefit of everyone in surrounding communities.

The ALUS Program Coordinator works with farmers and ranchers to help establish these projects, while participants receive annual, per-acre payments for the management and maintenance of these projects on their land.

ALUS Projects in Alberta

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: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

ALUS Parkland's Carla Rhyant appears in ALUS' "Stewards of the land" video series.
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Steward of the Land: Brian Headon, ALUS Vermilion River

Meet Brian Headon, an ALUS Vermilion River participant and PAC member, in a video from ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" series.
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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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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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