The County of Vermilion River (CVR) launched the first ALUS program in Alberta in 2010, at the Cattlemen’s Corral in Lloydminster.
Since then, the program has supported a number of local producers in establishing and maintaining stewardship projects that benefit residents across CVR.
The ALUS Vermilion River program works with farmers and ranchers to establish and maintain projects such as riparian buffers, fencing exclusion, alternative watering systems, native prairie establishment, pollinator habitat and tree plantations.
These ALUS projects provide cleaner air, cleaner water and more habitat for wildlife and pollinators, while helping to improve the productivity of marginal and ecologically sensitive land.
News & Events
ALUS team members met at three field events across Canada to share successes and celebrate their shared work. East Hub Field Conference In September, ALUS team members working in Ontario and Quebec made their way to Sarnia for the 2023 East Hub Field Conference. The...
Congratulations to Wayne and Jesse Pukalo, ALUS Parkland participants, winners of the 2023 Dave Reid Award for contributions to the environment and their community. Jesse (left) and Wayne (right) Pukalo, recipients of the 2023 Dave Reid Award. Photo Credit: Keith...
Community leaders from ALUS Northern Sunrise, Tree Canada and Alberta Conservation Association leverage new partnerships to accelerate environmental and community impacts Aerial view of the ALUS Northern Sunrise tree planting project site. Credit: Katie...
ALUS Vermilion River Coordinator
Cows and Fish
Alberta Environment and Parks
Vermilion River Watershed Alliance
Battle River Watershed Alliance
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society
Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA)
Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA)
PAC Chair, Producer
PAC Vice-Chair, Producer
Riparian Specialist, Cows and Fish
Environmental Advisor, Cenovus Energy
Lakeland College Student Managed Farm
Cathie Erichsen Arychuk
CVR Director of Agriculture and Environment (non-voting advisor)