Are You a Farmer or Rancher Interested in the ALUS Program?

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Interested in participating in the ALUS program as a community or participant?

Contact us and we will direct you to your local ALUS program coordinator. If there is no ALUS program in your community, we will let you know and keep your contact information on file to inform you if an ALUS program launches in your community.

Launch a project on your land

  • If there is an ALUS program in your area, your ALUS Program Coordinator will work closely with you to develop a project proposal that meets your goals and suits your farm operation.
  • All project proposals are reviewed by your ALUS community’s Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC), made up of local farmers, ranchers, environmental specialists and local leaders.

Are you interested in launching an ALUS Community? We will direct you to your hub manager and we’ll be happy to start a discussion.

Visit our Communities page to learn more about each ALUS community

Thanks for your interest!

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How Does ALUS Work?

Do you have marginal or environmentally sensitive parcels on your land?

Being an ALUS participant means establishing and maintaining environmental projects on select areas of your land, focusing on marginal or environmentally sensitive parcels.

Do you have marginal or environmentally sensitive parcels on your land?

Being an ALUS participant means establishing and maintaining environmental projects on select areas of your land, focusing on marginal, or environmentally sensitive parcels.

Do you want to explore different land management practices?

ALUS is now also supporting alternative land management practices that produce environmental benefits, such as ensuring appropriate timing and intensity of grazing.

Are you looking for ways to make your farm more resilient?

The ALUS program is a way for the community to help farmers and ranchers do this important work. It is designed to be customized by local communities to respect local agricultural and environmental priorities and help create rural resilience.

Do you imagine environmental projects on your farm but don’t know where to start or how to fund them?

ALUS will help you plan the projects, organize the work, and share the establishment costs. ALUS will also provide an annual payment, over a certain contract term, to recognize the value of your time as you maintain and manage your projects, to continually produce ecosystem services for the community.

How do I know I’m eligible for the ALUS program?

To be eligible, ALUS participants must have agricultural land that is actively being farmed. This is usually indicated by a Farm Business Registration Number. Local eligibility requirements may vary.

It is important to note that there must be an ALUS Community in your area.

See the list of existing Communities.

This sounds amazing, but what is ALUS again?

ALUS is the national charity that partners with community organizations across the country to deliver the ALUS program in local communities. ALUS provides a robust core program that is flexible enough to meet local environmental priorities, as determined by a local committee (PAC) made up of farmers, ranchers, environmental specialists and local leaders.

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Learn more about what we do

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions

What ALUS Participants Are Saying

“Prior to 2017, I had never heard of ALUS. What really surprised me was how easy it is to make a positive impact on the environment in our municipality. ALUS was a real eye-opener.”

Josh Bishop
ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc

“We’ve seen big changes on our land since we started doing ALUS. As farmers, we always think: ‘We can do better.’ And we can, especially with ALUS giving us a hand.”

Jonathan and Katie Maclennan
ALUS PEI

“One of the things I love about being involved with ALUS is being part of a like-minded community. It’s a pleasure to learn from others, to share experiences and challenges.”

Kathryn Boothby
ALUS Norfolk

The ALUS Difference