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

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

Posted June 6, 2018 in Saskatchewan

PRESS RELEASE—Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018: ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today presented the 2018 Innovation Awards, which recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches.
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Strategizing under Big Skies

Posted October 20, 2017 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada’s 2017 Prairie Hub Field Conference a success in Saskatchewan.
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In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

Posted December 13, 2017 in Saskatchewan

Productivity and innovation of farmers and ranchers showcased through ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project
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ALUS welcomes Prime Minister to Saskatchewan

Posted April 27, 2017 in Saskatchewan

Paige Englot, ALUS Canada’s Prairie Hub Manager, helped welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to Gray, Saskatchewan, on April 27, as a guest of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.
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A Bright Future for ALUS in Saskatchewan

Posted June 29, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada's Silton announcement on June 29, 2016, set the stage for a bright future in Saskatchewan.
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