Program Overview

Active in six provinces to date, the ALUS program helps farmers produce valuable ecological services on Canadian farmland.

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ALUS Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that supports the delivery of the ALUS program across the country.

Ecosystem Services

Active in six provinces to date, the ALUS program works with farmers and ranchers to produce valuable ecological services on Canadian farmland.

These ecological services include clean air, clean water, flood mitigation, climate adaptation, carbon sequestration, species at risk habitat and support for our native bees and pollinators.


Specifically, ALUS helps farmers and ranchers restore wetlands, reforest, plant windbreaks, install riparian buffers, manage sustainable drainage systems, create pollinator habitat and establish other ecologically beneficial projects on their properties.

ALUS provides annual payments to its participants to ensure the ongoing stewardship of each of their ALUS projects.


For over a decade now, ALUS Canada has been building excellent relationships within agricultural communities while perfecting its unique mechanism for delivering conservation outcomes from Canada’s rural acres.

Thanks to the generous commitment of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and other dedicated supporters, ALUS Canada is rapidly expanding into many new communities across the country.


In this way, ALUS turns marginal farmland into productive ecosystems, linking Canada’s natural heritage across agricultural lands.

For more information on the ALUS program, please contact your local program coordinator, or the team at ALUS Canada