ALUS Vermilion River
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

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.

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Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Congratulations to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and PAC chair, who has been awarded the 2021 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. The 2021 Dave Reid Award, in the amount of $10,000, has been presented to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and chair...

Hope Jensen: Building a paradise with farming

Hope Jensen: Building a paradise with farming

Hope Jensen’s bucolic farmland in Alberta is more than just a secluded getaway. It’s a commitment to agriculture and wildlife protection.Just northwest of Eckville, Alberta, Hope has been building a piece of paradise since 2006. Thanks to her tenacious farm work, her...

Meet Doug and Susan Clark, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Doug and Susan Clark, ALUS Trailblazers

ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta. Alberta trailblazers Doug and Susan Clark with their son, Wes, of JC Ranch participate in the ALUS Wheatland program, a partnership between Wheatland...

ALUS Vermilion River Coordinator

Chris Elder

Chris Elder

Box 69, 4912 50 Avenue,
Kitscoty, AB
T0B 2P0

celder@county24.com
780-853-7844

Cows and Fish

Lakeland College

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)

Cenovus

Sean McGrath
PAC Chair, Producer

Larry Bingham
PAC Vice-Chair, Producer

Grant Lorenz
Producer

Brian Headon
Producer

Trevor Poliakiwski
Producer

Kelly Sidoryk
Producer

 

Jason Stelmaschuk
CVR Council

Marty Baker
CVR Council

Tonya Lwiwski
Riparian Specialist, Cows and Fish

Jocelan Lundquist
Environmental Advisor, Cenovus Energy

Student Representative
Lakeland College Student Managed Farm

Cathie Erichsen Arychuk
CVR Director of Agriculture and Environment (non-voting advisor)

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