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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ALUS Welcomes Municipal District of Pincher Creek

ALUS Welcomes Municipal District of Pincher Creek

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...

ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

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 Wetaskiwin-Leduc Community Videos

ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc Community Videos

ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc participants and volunteers created videos to highlight projects and celebrate the over 1000 acres enrolled in ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc over six seasons. ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc's video playlist has been created on ALUS Canada's YouTube channel. Local...

ALUS Vermilion River Coordinator

Chris Elder

Chris Elder

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

[email protected]

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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