ALUS WUQWATR

The ALUS-WUQWATR program is a progressive initiative that works with farmers and rancher in the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle watersheds to help enhance the benefits of nature on the working landscape.

 

 

 

The ALUS-WUQWATR program is a progressive initiative that works with farmers and rancher in the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle watersheds to help enhance the benefits of nature on the working landscape.

ALUS expanded into the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watershed (WUQWATR) community in 2015 and is now supported by the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR), a non-profit, source-water protection agency established to implement the source water protection plan for the Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds of Saskatchewan.

The program is available to all four sub-watersheds within WUQWATR, the Wascana watershed, Upper Qu’Appelle watershed, Lanigan-Manitou watershed and the Last Mountain Lake watershed.

“We’re very excited to see this program expand to over 4,000 agricultural producers in our watershed area,” says WUQWATR Board Chair, Fred Clipsham. “Getting demonstration sites and projects onto farms will prove the importance of this conservation initiative for the watershed’s environmental health.”

ALUS-WUQWATR staff works with each producer to provide the support and technical resources specific to their needs. This individualized approach allows for innovative and non-prescriptive solutions to environmental priorities on their lands.

Partnering with private landowners through the ALUS program allows WUQWATR to address key matters within their Source Water Protection Plan. The watershed’s environmental targets include reducing soil erosion and nutrient loading, protecting groundwater and aquifers, and mitigating flood risks.

ALUS Projects in WUQWATR

ALUS WUQWATR projects on Robin Nell’s Farm, Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participant Robin Nell has several ALUS projects on his Saskatchewan farm.
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News & Events in WUQWATR

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Saskatchewan

ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.
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Press Release: ALUS Canada Presents 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Prince Edward Island

On June 4, 2019, ALUS Canada presented the Dave Reid Award to farmers and ranchers for excellence and innovation in producing ecosystem services.
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Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Posted May 2, 2019 in Rocky View

PRESS RELEASE | ALUS Canada is proud to welcome a new staff member, Rhonda King, who came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead.
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Flexible and Strong in Saskatchewan

Posted December 22, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participants Larry and DeLee Grant produce wildlife habitat and other ecosystem services in Saskatchewan.
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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Posted November 10, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada’s October 2018 Field Conference proves that Prairie spirits cannot be dampened by unseasonably cold weather.
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