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

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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Pride and Hard Work

Posted October 13, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participants Murray and Warren Wild steward acres of native grasslands, wetlands and riparian zones in Saskatchewan.
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Flood-proofing

Posted August 18, 2018 in Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participants Terry and Lynda Mearns enjoy a wildlife haven while retaining water on the landscape, naturally.
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The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Posted June 12, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Posted June 13, 2018 in Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.
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