Nominations for the 2022 ALUS Innovation Awards Open

ALUS communities are encouraged to submit candidates for the Weston Family Research Innovation Award and the Dave Reid Award

 

Duane Movald, 2021 Dave Reid Award recipient, is presented the award by ALUS Senior Hub Manager, Christine Campbell.

ALUS is pleased to announce that the Weston Family Research Innovation Award and the Dave Reid Award will be presented in 2022 and that nominations are now open.

Are you working with an incredible researcher focused on research related to the ecosystem services produced on working farmlands, or the monitoring, verification and measurement thereof, or innovative methods of determining their economic value to society?

If so, ALUS and the Weston Family Foundation welcome a nomination of this individual for consideration of the $10,000 Weston Family Research Innovation Award.

The Dave Reid Award seeks candidates who are ALUS participants or PAC members demonstrating achievements in conservation, project management, environmental awareness, networking and farm stewardship.

Please fill out the nomination forms and send them in by May 20, 2022. Complete nomination forms must be received by email or postmarked by this deadline in order to be considered.

The Weston Family Research Innovation Award and the Dave Reid Award were both created in 2016 to recognize outstanding work being done by individual in the ALUS network. Researchers and producers who are improving the stewardship of land and water, creating a healthier, cleaner and more resilient environment.

The Weston Family Research Innovation Award, worth $10,000, has previously been award to Dr. Amy Newman in 2020, Dr. Wanhong Yang in 2018 and Dr. Andrew MacDougall in 2016.

Dr. Amy Newman awarded the 2020 Weston Family Research Innovation Award.

The Dave Reid Award, worth $10,000, has previously been presented to Duane Movald in 2021 (ALUS Brazeau), Marc Bercier in 2020 (ALUS Ontario East), Tom and Margaret Towers (ALUS Red Deer County) in 2019, Joe Csoff (ALUS Norfolk) in 2018 and Gerry Taillieu (ALUS Parkland) in 2016.

These winners and future recipients showcase a dedication to both the environment and the importance of agricultural production as a part of our communities and economies. It is through their work that we better understand how agriculture and nature are intertwined.

Both awards are supported by The Weston Family Foundation, an ALUS Champion of Conservation.

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