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
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,...
Ian and Serena Donovan are improving productivity and biodiversity through their work with ALUS In 2019, Ian and Serena enrolled 12 acres of their fourth-generation, 3,000-acre mixed farm into the ALUS Vulcan program. Largely producing wheat, barley, canola and...
Through the ALUS program, the Litke’s have found delight in the changes on the land generated by their projects. Alberta trailblazers Leslie and Valerie Litke participate in the ALUS Lac Ste. Anne program, a partnership between Lac Ste. Anne County and ALUS. Leslie...
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)