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 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)...
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...
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
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)