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 Trailblazer Bradley Robins

Posted December 30, 2020 in Alberta

Meet Alberta trailblazer Bradley Robins who participates in the ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program, a partnership between the County of Wetaskiwin, Leduc County and ALUS.
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Meet ALUS Canada Trailblazer Roy Eckert

Posted December 16, 2020 in Alberta

ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta. Meet ALUS Canada Trailblazer Roy Eckert
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Meet the Schambers, ALUS Trailblazers

Posted December 10, 2020 in Alberta

ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta: Trailblazers.
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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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-Leduc County (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
-County of Wetaskiwin (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
-Canadian Agricultural Partnership
-Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)

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