ALUS Wheatland
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

Launched in September 2018 as a partnership between ALUS Canada and Wheatland County, ALUS Wheatland is the 11th ALUS community in Alberta and the 24th in Canada.

Wheatland County lies in the mixed grassland and dark brown soil region of southern Alberta. It is a diverse agricultural community of more than 8,000 residents, including portions of 19 Hutterian Brethren Colonies, all living on a 4,539 square-kilometre territory divided by the Red Deer River and the Bow River, fed by the Serviceberry Creek, Rosebud River and Crowfoot Creek watersheds.

In all ALUS communities, ALUS works closely with landowners to develop and support projects that are best suited to local needs and priorities. The ALUS Wheatland program aims to help address important environmental issues in this part of Alberta, namely riparian health and the loss of wetlands and native grasslands. The region’s most sensitive ecological features also include hard alkaline and saline soils, the Wintering Hills, native grasslands and numerous pothole prairie wetlands.

ALUS Wheatland’s Program Coordinators work with farmers and ranchers to help establish these projects, while participants receive annual, per-acre payments for the management and maintenance of these projects on their land.

Through their ALUS projects, ALUS Wheatland participants will help to produce cleaner water, cleaner air and more biodiversity, including pollinator habitat, for the benefit of everyone in the community.

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News & Events

Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

DFO’s Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk grants ALUS Canada $983,000 to improve aquatic habitat in the Prairies. ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, is thrilled to announce $983,000 in funding from the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species At Risk...

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

ALUS Red Deer County participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches. On June 4, 2019, a crowd of 50 guests assembled at Rolyn Hills Ranch in Alberta as ALUS...

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kiscoty, May 2, 2019—ALUS Canada proudly welcomes Rhonda King as Western Canada Lead. ALUS Canada is proud to announce a new staff member: Rhonda King came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead. “I'm very pleased that...

ALUS Wheatland Coordinator

Sarah Schumacher

Sarah Schumacher

242006 Range Road 243
Wheatland County, AB
T1P 2C4
Sarah.Schumacher@wheatlandcounty.ca
403-361-2027

Jason Wilson

PAC Chair, Council Representative

Scott Klassen

PAC member, Council Representative

Barry Van Laar

PAC member, Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Brittany Walker

PAC member, Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Derek Hallgrimson

PAC member, DU Conservation Programs Specialist

 

Jason Wilson

PAC Chair, Council Representative

Scott Klassen

PAC member, Council Representative

Barry Van Laar

PAC member, Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Brittany Walker

PAC member, Agricultural Service Board Member at Large

Derek Hallgrimson

PAC member, DU Conservation Programs Specialist

Sonja Bloom

PAC member, Environmental & Communications Coordinator, Foothills Forage & Grazing Association

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