How the Canadian Agricultural Partnership helps ALUS make a difference on the ground
In 2020, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta, a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, donated nearly $450,000 to ALUS Canada through its Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program.
This new federal-provincial funding supports a new project, entitled “ALUS Program Innovation and Collaborative Learning in Alberta,” will help strengthen the ALUS program across Alberta.
“We support common sense environmental measures developed by ALUS. Local initiatives that improve our environment are the best kind of environmental policies,” said Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen.
This funding will allow ALUS Canada to increase collaboration across Alberta by improving program administration and database development, and providing educational, technical and networking support to all of ALUS Canada’s municipal partners.
The project also allows ALUS to promote successes on the ground in Alberta to encourage more farmers and ranchers to get involved with ALUS by establishing and managing ALUS projects that produce cleaner air, cleaner water, increased biodiversity and other ecosystem services for the community at large.
To that end, ALUS will produce a series of “Trailblazer” profiles showcasing ALUS farmers and ranchers across Alberta, as well as a series of fact sheets on the most common types of ALUS projects in Alberta and a new national brochure highlighting western municipal accomplishments.