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
Funding helps farmers and ranchers in Alberta implement best management practices for resilience to drought and extreme heat. The fern glade in Wetaskiwin County offered participants an opportunity to connect with nature.ALUS is pleased to receive financial support...
ALUS Pincher Creek will work with farming and ranching families on creating beneficial ecosystem projects in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek in southwest Alberta, part of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The beautiful landscape of the Municipal District...
Congratulations to Paul Caplette, ALUS Montérégie participant, winner of the 2022 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. Montérégie, QC, September 13, 2022 — The Dave Reid Award honors innovative farmers participating in ALUS who are dedicated to producing...
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)