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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News & Events

Announcing a New ALUS Community in Alberta

Announcing a New ALUS Community in Alberta

ALUS welcomes three new municipalities to its network of grassroots environmental stewards  Mile Island on the Athabasca River in Athabasca County.BARRHEAD COUNTY, AB, February 16, 2022 — Located in North-central Alberta, ALUS Barrhead-Westlock-Athabasca (BWA)...

Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

A Dream of Wildlife on their Land In 2011, Larry and Rosanne Bingham purchased 160 acres of land with a dream of retiring in a rural setting. Some fifteen kilometres south of Vermilion, Alberta, they found their deal plot of land. The site they chose is dear to them...

Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

In Northern Sunrise County, Alberta, a father and daughter are working to preserve wildlife habitat. In 2007, Emily Plihal purchased three quarters of land, primarily to preserve habitat for animals and to restore the natural health of the land. Her father, Gene,...

ALUS Vermilion River Coordinator

Chris Elder

Chris Elder

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

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)


Sean McGrath
PAC Chair, Producer

Larry Bingham
PAC Vice-Chair, Producer

Grant Lorenz

Brian Headon

Trevor Poliakiwski

Kelly Sidoryk


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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