ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc

As ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program coordinator Kim Barkwell sees it, "ALUS is a great way to recognize how a farmer’s land management can benefit us all!"

 

 

 

Through their connections with other Alberta counties offering ALUS in their communities, the County of Wetaskiwin and Leduc County quickly realized that ALUS would be an excellent enhancement to their existing Sustainable Agriculture program.

By the end of 2015, the County of Wetaskiwin and Leduc County had partnered together with ALUS Canada to run a joint ALUS program.

The ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) was formed in spring of 2016, and approved their first three projects. The PAC has a strong farmer representation from both counties, and similarly, farmers from both Counties are able to enroll in the ALUS program.

ALUS is run through the Counties’ Sustainable Agriculture Program, which promotes the adoption of beneficial management practices as they pertain to water, soil and energy management. Often these same practices enhance or improve nature on the landscape.

The ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc PAC recognizes the importance of promoting the restoration, enhancement and conservation of wetlands, and has reflected that in its annual payment schedule.

“ALUS encourages conservation through the efforts of a diverse array of players and programs, tailored by communities to meet their local needs,: says Barkwell. “The program will continue to grow in strength and longevity because of this diversity.”

A peek at the first completed project in ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc, 2016.

News & Events in Wetaskiwin-Leduc

Meet ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc’s first participant, Pearl Gregor

Posted May 12, 2018 in Alberta

Biodiversity is already increasing on the first ALUS projects in Leduc County, Alberta.
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Energy and Enthusiasm

Posted December 12, 2017 in Alberta

Ten Alberta ALUS communities put their heads together at ALUS Canada’s Western Hub Field Conference 2017.
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ALUS granted $720,000 by Province for critical flood-prevention work in Alberta

Posted May 3, 2018 in Alberta

ALUS Canada is delighted to announce it has received $720,000 from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP).
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ALUS Wins Watershed Award

Posted April 10, 2018 in Alberta

Four ALUS communities in Alberta received the 2018 Watershed Ambassador Award from the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
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In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

Posted December 13, 2017 in Saskatchewan

Productivity and innovation of farmers and ranchers showcased through ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project
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Supporters

Leduc County (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
County of Wetaskiwin Sustainable Agriculture Program)
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (through ALUS Canada)
National Conservation Plan (through ALUS Canada)
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Growing Forward 2

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