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

ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

Posted March 25, 2020 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | ALUS Canada’s Western Hub to benefit from nearly $450,000 in new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta (Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program)
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Putting Modeste to the Test

Posted February 9, 2019 in Alberta

Work is on track for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project, whose first annual meeting was held in Edmonton February 5, 2019.
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ALUS participants win 2018 OTIS awards

Posted February 5, 2019 in Alberta

Battle River Watershed Alliance recognized outstanding stewardship work of Alana and Justin Schamber (ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc), and Marie and Don Ruzicka (ALUS Flagstaff).
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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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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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-Leduc County (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
-County of Wetaskiwin (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
-Canadian Agricultural Partnership
-Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)

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