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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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,...

Ian and Serena Donovan, ALUS Trailblazers

Ian and Serena Donovan, ALUS Trailblazers

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...

Meet Leslie and Valerie Litke, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Leslie and Valerie Litke, ALUS Trailblazers

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

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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