ALUS in the News

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ALUS Canada Media Coverage 2020

November 2020

“Parkland County rancher given award for land stewardship,” by Evan Pretzer, Sault Star, November 27, 2020.

“U of G prof wins innovation, environment award for study on farm practices and wildlife habitat,”, November 16, 2020.

” St-Isidore’s La Ferme Agriber wins national ALUS award for outstanding land stewardship,” by Reid Masson, The Review, November 9, 2020.

“Marc Bercier of St-Isidore honoured with ALUS Canada award for producer innovation,” Nation Valley News, November 3, 2020.


September 2020

“Stewardship projects getting ‘ticked off the to-do list’,” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express, September 30, 2020.

“ALUS program stirring landowner interest in Chatham-Kent,” by Tom Morrison, Chatham This Week, September 28, 2020.

“Tree cover recommendations include ALUS program,” by Trevor Terfloth, Chatham This Week, September 22, 2020.

“Danone encourage des producteurs agricoles,” par Isabelle Gaboriault, la Voix de l’Est, 17 septembre, 2020.

“ALUS in eastern Ontario funded,” St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 14, 2020.

“Corporate grant for ALUS Norfolk”,  by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, September 14, 2020

“ALUS Montérégie reçoit du financement grâce à la commandite du projet New Acre par Silk,” Le Monde Agricole, le 10 septembre, 2020:

“ALUS Canada Receives Sponsorship to Restore Farmland,” by Connie Vitello, Environment Journal, September 10, 2020:

“ALUS Montérégie reçoit du financement grâce à la commandite du projet New Acre par Silk,” Le Contrecourant, le 10 septembre 2020:

“ALUS Red Deer County receives funding to help manage sensitive land,” Red Deer News Now, September 9, 2020:

“ALUS Canada annonce une commandite de 100 000 $ de Silk(MD) pour aider à restaurer les terres agricoles au pays,” Le Lézard, le 9 septembre 2020:

“ALUS in eastern Ontario funded,” Ontario Farmer, September 14, 2020:

“Corporate grant for ALUS Norfolk,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, September 14, 2020:

“Le Port de Montréal devient partenaire d’ALUS Montérégie,” by Katy Desrosiers, Les 2 Rives, September 2, 2020:

August 2020

“ALUS makes it easy for agriculture to be part of the solution,” by Todd Westcott, Organic Alberta 12:02, summer 2020.

“Climate plan recommends ‘adaptation,’” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, August 17 2020:

“One key solution to the world’s climate woes? Canada’s natural landscapes,” Great Lakes Now, August 19, 2020:

“Le Port de Montréal devient « créateur de biodiversité en milieu agricole » grâce à son soutien au programme environnemental ALUS Montérégie,” Le ContreCourant, August 29, 2020:

“Le Port de Montréal s’associe au programme ALUS,” La Relève, August 29, 2020:

“Le Port de Montréal devient partenaire or du programme environnemental ALUS Montérégie,” by Sylvain Rochon, CJSO (radio), August 28, 2020:

July 2020

“Meet the people saving Canada’s native Grasslands,” by Stephanie Wood, The Narwhal, July 31, 2020:

“Environmental Partnership to Restore Wetlands and Wildlife Habitat in the County of Two Hills,” by Michelle Pinon, Vegreville News Advertiser, July 22, 2020:

“ALUS Canada Partners With SODCAP,” by Glenda-Lee Vossier, Swift Current Online, July 22, 2020:

“ALUS Canada Partners With SODCAP,” by Glenda-Lee Vossier, Discover Humboldt, July 21, 2020:

“SRRWD-ALUS Marsh River Projects Build Partnerships with Producers,” by Joey Pankiw, My Steinbach, July 21, 2020:

“‘I’m a Canadian farmer’: In a summer of so much change… who really knows what “I’m a farmer” means?” by Lorraine Stevensen, Country Guide, July 22 2020:

“Danone’s brand Silk invests $100,000 to restore 90 acres of farmland across Canada,” by Stephanie Gordon, July 13, Fruit and Vegetable Magazine:

“100 000$ pour l’environnement,” La Presse, le 11 juillet 2020:

“One key solution to the world’s climate woes? Canada’s natural landscapes”,  by Jimmy Thomson, The Narwhal, July 8, 2020:

June 2020

“How we’re turning local environmental problems into global issues by engineering nature: The consequences of a massively connected globe are real and, unfortunately, not limited to pandemics,” by Kevin McCann, Canadian Manufacturing, June 2, 2020:

“Feds must focus on bolstering Canada’s natural infrastructure in stimulus plan,” by Shawn McCarthy, iPolitics, June 3, 2020:

“DEEP DIVE: Infrastructure investments for a greener, more resilient and sustainable country: Ideas and considerations for Canadian decisionmakers,” by Canadian Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies, iPolitics, Jun 22, 2020:

“Save your gas, there’s no need to mow this tall grass,” by Randall Van Wagner, Chatham Daily News, June 25, 2020:

“Looking for carbon sequestration answers,” by John Greig, Farmtario, June 29, 2020:

“Tomahawk Ranch Invests in Friendlier Fences for Healthy Grass, Stock, and Wildlife,” in Alberta Landholder’s Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fencing, by Alberta Conservation Association, Summer 2020:

May 2020:

“Building Back Better with nature-based climate solutions,” by Ralph Torrie and Céline Bak, Corporate Knights, May 20, 2020:

“CK TV: Watch our roundtable on Building Back with Forests and Farms” (episode 5 of the Green Recovery roundtable series), Corporate Knights TV, May 20, 2020:

April 2020:

“Coup de pouce financier pour protéger la rivière des Hurons,” by Marie-Ève Martel, La Voix de l’Est, April 21, 2020:

March 2020:

“River cleanup produces Grand results,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Brantford Expositor, March 3, 2020:

February 2020:

“Bank signs on as launch sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre program,” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express, February 21, 2020:

“New Strategies For Water Management,” by Wesley Peters, Steinbach Online, February 13, 2020:

January 2020:

“Room to GROW,” by Geralyn Wichers, Manitoba Co-operator, January 29, 2020:

“Deux fermes d’ici contribuent à la protection de la rivière des Hurons,” par Martine Veillette,  Le journal de Chambly, 29 janvier 2020:


ALUS Canada Media Coverage 2019

Updated: March 2020

December 2019:

« Services écologiques rendus à la collectivité: les efforts de trois entreprises salués » par Nicolas Bourcier, La Voix de l’Est, 27 décembre 2019:

« Des agriculteurs reçoivent 72 500 $ pour améliorer l’environnement » par Salle des nouvelles, Chambly Express (aussi paru dans le Sorel-Tracy Express, et le Richelieu Express), 20 décembre, 2019:$-pour-ameliorerlenvironnement

“Province allocates $500G to species at risk,” by Reformer staff, Simcoe Reformer, December 19, 2019:

“ALUS almost doubles restoration goal,” by Tom Morrison, Chatham This Week, Dec 1 2019:

November 2019:

“Adapting to climate change: How farmers reduce floods in cities,” Intact Newsroom, Nov 21, 2019:

« Adaptation aux changements climatiques : Comment les agriculteurs aident à réduire les inondations dans les villes, » Intact salle de presse, 21 Novembre 2019–Comment-les-agriculteurs-aident–rduire-les-inondations-dans-les-villes/default.aspx

“TD Bank Group signs on as ALUS Sponsor: New Acre Project aims to boost acres under the pay-for-benefits plan,” by Staff, Manitoba Co-Operator, Nov 13, 2019:

« 1er forum pancanadien ALUS en Montérégie : Soutenir les initiatives des fermes pour protéger l’environnement, » Revue L’U, 11 novembre 2019:

“TD Bank Group Supports New ALUS Canada Project,” by Todd Wescott, Water Canada, November 4, 2019:

October 2019:

“TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project,” Canada NewsWire, October 29, 2019:

« Le Groupe Banque TD parraine le lancement du projet New Acre d’ALUS Canada, » CNW Telbec, le 29 octobre, 2019:

“CSR News: TD Bank Group Named as Launch Sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project.” CSRWire: The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire, October 29, 2019:

“Province Announces First Three Projects Under GROW Trust,” by Cory Knutt, Steinbach Online (and in Portage Online, Pembina Valley Online), October 23, 2019:

“Province unveils funding for conservation projects,” by Josh Aldrich, Winnipeg Sun, October 23, 2019:

“Province announces first projects under GROW Trust,” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, October 22, 2019. (Paywall):

“Province unveils first three projects of the Growing Outcomes in Watersheds (GROW) trust: projects mitigate climate change, support made-in-Manitoba green: Pallister,”, October 21, 2019:

« La province dévoile les trois premiers projets dans le cadre du Fonds en fiducie du Programme d’intendance agricole des bassins hydrographiques: Les projets visent l’atténuation des changements climatiques et soutiennent le Plan vert et climatique du Manitoba – Brian Pallister, », le 21 octobre, 2019:

“$263,200 Trillium grant for ALUS Norfolk,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, October 14, 2019:

September 2019:

“Group focused on ecology restoration on farms comes to Middlesex County,” by Jonathan Juha, The London Free Press, September 22, 2019:

“Agricultural sector initiatives aim to improve water quality and biodiversity,” by Hugh Maynard, The Gleaner, September 18, 2019:

“Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate,” By Nancy Matsumoto, Civil Eats, September 17, 2019:

August 2019:

« Québec accorde 320 000 $ pour soutenir l’agroenvironnement, » par Jean-Luc Lorry, le Courrier, 29 aout 2019:

« Agroenvironnement en Montérégie: 320 000 $ pour soutenir les initiatives du secteur agricole afin d’améliorer la qualité de l’eau et la biodiversité! » le Contre-Courant, le 29 aout 2019:

 July 2019:

“Partnership helps grassland birds in PEI,” Leanne Ritchie, NewsRoom, PEI Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change, July 15, 2019:

« Partenariat au profit des oiseaux de prairie à l’Î.-P.-É. » par Leanne Ritchie, Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Eau et du Changement climatique, 15 juillet 2019:

« Un nouveau pas vers l’agroenvironnement: La MRC de Pierre-De Saurel se joint à ALUS Montérégie,” par Salle des Nouvelles, Sorel-Tracy Express, 15 juillet 2019:

« Programme ALUS Montérégie: La MRC Pierre-De Saurel appuiera les producteurs agricoles qui s’engagent pour l’environnement, » par Raphaëlle Ritchot, Les 2, 12 juillet 2019:

 June 2019:

“Land stewardship for the long term: Regenerating the land is a step ahead of sustaining it, says one Alberta producer,” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer, June 27, 2019:

“As Canada’s habitats disappear, conservation needs to start on our doorstep,” by Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2019:

“Province turns to ALUS for watershed conservation lessons,” by Alexis Stockford, The Manitoba Co-operator, June 20, 2019:

“Tories’ climate plan focused on green investment: Support for ecological goods and services among plan’s points,” by Glacier Farm Media staff, GrainNews, June 20, 2019:

“ALUS Canada presents 2019 Dave Reid Awards to farmers and ranchers for innovation in producing ecosystem services,” Canada Newswire, June 4, 2019:

May 2019:

“Water: How farmers meet the challenge of too little, too much,” by Sylvia Keesmaat, Lindsay Advocate, May 30, 2019:

“What do a Caribbean reef and Ontario wetlands have in common? By Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star, May 25, 2019:

“Farmers in three provinces tapped to help reduce flood risk: A $250,000 investment will see 46 farmers establish and maintain 365 acres of wetland projects” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer, May 10, 2019:

“Ranch focuses on protecting native grassland,” By Barbara Duckworth, Western Producer, May 2, 2019:

April 2019:

“Intact Financial commits $2.3 million to improve climate change resilience,” by Lyle Adriano, Insurance Business Magazine, 29 Apr 2019:

“Intact announces $2.3 million commitment to help Canadians adapt to climate change,” Smart Water magazine, April 29, 2019:

“Intact Announces Support for ALUS Canada,” Rocky View County Agricultural News, April 29, 2019:

“ALUS Receives Donation from Intact for Natural Infrastructure Projects,” by Simran Chattha, Water Canada, April 26 :

“Unused land to house new environmentally friendly projects in Rocky View County,” (CBC News, April 14, 2019:

« Le Comité de bassin versant de la rivière Pot au Beurre remporte un prix Agristars » (parmi les accomplissements du projet collectif agricole : plus de 4 hectares ont été aménagés et conservés dans le cadre du programme ALUS Montérégie), par Jean-Philippe Morin, Les 2 Rives, 11 avril 2019 :

“New crop of hall of fame inductees” by Brian Thompson, Simcoe Reformer, April 8 2019:

“Ecosystem Services” (podcast featuring ALUS Canada Western Hub Manager Christine Campbell), Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, April 1, 2019:

March 2019:

“ALUS Project makes sense for Canora producer” (profile of ALUS ASAP participant LeeAnn Weinbender, Sliding Hills Charolais), Canora Courier, March 31, 2019 :

“Ag hall of fame names new inductees” (including ALUS Canada’s co-founder Dave Reid), by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, March 22, 2019:

“Celebrate Canada Water Week” (interview with ALUS Wheatland Coordinators Alyssa Robb and Sarah Schumacher), by Monique Massiah, Strathmore Now, March 21 2019:

“Does input in equal profit out?” by Jeff Melchior, Country Guide, March 21, 2019. (this article raises the question of what to do with farmland that isn’t generating strong profits, and concludes: “one option would be to put those acres into an “ecological services” program, such as ALUS, which pays farmers to set land aside to protect riparian areas or create wildlife habitat.”):

“Opinion: A Farmer’s Transformation,” by Bryan Gilvesy (ALUS Canada CEO), FoodTank, March 2019:

“Evaluating the Financial Benefits of Restoring Green Infrastructure on Canadian Farmlands” (about our new project evaluating the financial benefits of restoring and conserving natural infrastructure on agricultural lands in the Modeste Creek watershed in Alberta), by Storm Cunningham, Revitalization Journal, March 1, 2019:

Feb 2019:

“ALUS program offers incentive to landowners with environmental benefits,” by Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News, February 28, 2019:

“Local farm family recognized for protecting area wetlands” (ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc participants Alana and Justin Schamber receive OTIS Award, as did ALUS Flagstaff participants Marie and Don Ruzicka), by Christina Max, The Wetaskiwin Times, Feb 21, 2019.

“ALUS Lacombe County program ready for more participants,” Lacombe Express, Feb 20, 2019:

Jan 2019:

“Somerset Farms lauded for environmental stewardship” (PEI ALUS participants Darren and Brenda Peters win Gilbert R. Clements Award), by Jim Day, The Guardian, Jan 27 2019:

“‘The eyes of everybody are on us’: Canadian farmers look to be good stewards of the land,” (article features ALUS Mountain View PAC members Sean LaBrie and Brian Rodgers), by Alex Robinson, Main St. North, Jan 17, 2019:



ALUS Canada Media Coverage 2018


(VIDEO): “ALUS,” le 20 décembre, 2018. NousTV St-Hyacinthe. LINK:

“Incentives could boost tree planting: Landowners looking to purchase trees for the 2019 growing season can also consider a program which pays them to maintain marginal land areas.” By Tom Morrison, Chatham Daily News, December 20, 2018. LINK:

“Highlights from Lacombe County Council: ALUS,” The Lacombe Globe, Dec 17 2018 LINK:

“Des aménagements écolos récompensés,” La Voix de l’Est, 14 déc 2018. LINK :


“Ag board given program reviews” by Dan Singleton, Mountain View Gazette, Nov 27 2018. LINK:

“ALUS gains ground at Queen’s Park: Program seen as response to changing climate,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, Nov 27, 2018. LINK:

“The search for a ‘win-win’ solution to unprofitable acres,” by Jeff Melchior, Manitoba Co-Operator, November 13, 2018. LINK:


“Le programme ALUS Montérégie finaliste au 1er gala agricole provincial,” le Contre-courant, 31 oct 2018, LINK:

“Heroes in the Field: Lake Erie’s unsung guardians – part 2 (Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk)” by Rachel Kitchin, Environmental Defence, October 12, 2018. LINK:

“Saint-Ignace: Apiculture Patenaude fait le pari de la Biodiversité,” by Claude Hebert, L’avenir et des rivieres, 4 octobre 2018. LINK :

(RADIO INTERVIEW) “Farmer-driven ecological stewardship program set to expand in Ontario,” by Lindsay Smith, Real Agriculture, Oct 4, 2018. LINK:

“Heroes in the Field: Lake Erie’s unsung guardians – part 1 (Steven and Katie Hotchkiss, ALUS Elgin)” by Rachel Kitchin, Environmental Defence, October 4, 2018. LINK:

“Please Welcome Amanda Blain as our Chatham-Kent ALUS Coordinator,” Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, October 3, 2018. LINK:

“Conservation Planning is About more than the Environment: ALUS Project Numbers Continue to Grow Across the Province,” By Matt Mcintosh, Farmtario, October 1, 2018. LINK:

“Why Ontario is struggling to fight Lake Erie’s toxic green goo,” by Mary Baxter,, Oct 1, 2018. LINK:


“Study to examine economics of watershed infrastructure,” by Joshua Aldrich, The Stony Plain Reporter, September 29, 2018. LINK:

“ALUS gains steam in western Manitoba,” by Alexis Stockford, Manitoba Co-operator, September 18, 2018. LINK:

“P.E.I. farmers delay first cut of hay to protect birds: Farmers received $25 per acre to delay harvesting until bobolinks have left nests,” by Nancy Russell, CBC News, Sep 11, 2018. LINK:

“Coup de pouce pour la protection d’un oiseau menacé à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard,” by François Pierre Dufault , ICI Radio-Canada, 11 septembre 2018.  LINK :

“Red Deer County wants wetland replacement rules changed,” Paul Cowley, Red Deer Advocate, Sept 7, 2018. LINK:

“ALUS is Coming to Wheatland County,” Wheatland County Connector, September 2018. No link.

AUGUST 2018:

“Rain, rain don’t go away: How to capture more moisture on your land,” By Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer, August 30, 2018. LINK:

« Programme novateur ALUS Montérégie: 15 hectares de terres agricoles aménagés en 2018 et toujours en croissance!” Le Contre-courant, Aug 22, 2018. LINK :

“MPP Toby Barrett files bill for ALUS: Although he’s now a member of the government, MPP Toby Barrett has introduced a private members’ bill to promote ALUS,” Today’s Farmer,  August 21, 2018. LINK:

“Marc Bercier on the benefits of hemp, responsible farming and the future,” by Cedric Bertrand, The Review, August 7, 2018. LINK:

“Le programme Alus Montérégie: toujours en croissance!” La Relève, 6 août 2018. LINK :

“LETTER: Kudos to province for aiding bobolink,” by Sharon Leighton, The Guardian, August 1, 2018. LINK:

JULY 2018:

“ALUS Canada Releases Details on Lake Erie Funding Plans” By Todd Westcott, Water Canada, July 23, 2018. LINK:

“Federal government funding projects to restore health of Great Lakes” by Nathaniel Johnson, The Welland Tribune & St Catharines Standard, July 20, 2018. LINK:

“Nearly $9M of New Funding Announced for Local Great Lakes Projects,” By Katherine Balpataky Water Canada, July 19, 2018.

“Ottawa investit près de 9 M$ pour la protection et la restauration des Grands Lacs » ICI Radio-Canada, 19 juillet 2018.

“Wetland protection a no-brainer for New Sarepta cattle producer,” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farm Express, July 16, 2018. LINK:

JUNE 2018:

“Program wins Blue Skies award,” By Dan Singleton, Mountain View Gazette, June 26, 2018. LINK:

“P.E.I. farmers encouraged to delay first cut of hay to protect grassland birds,” CBC News, June 24, 2018. LINK:

« Les fermiers encouragés à reporter les récoltes pour protéger des oiseaux à l’Î.-P.-É. » Radio-Canada, le 24 juin 2018. LINK:

“Some threatened Island birds getting more protection,” Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, June 22, 2018. LINK:

“ALUS Canada supporters recognized in ongoing efforts to retire marginal lands,” by Jeffrey Carter, Ontario Farmer, June 19, 2018.

“Researcher recognized for his close work with ALUS Canada,” by Jeffrey Carter, Ontario Farmer, June 19, 2018.

“Community Planting Events at Old River Farm,” by Dan Brinkman and Mary Simpson, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (press release), June 18 2018. LINK:

“ALUS awards recognize excellence,” Simcoe Reformer and Delhi News-Record, June 14, 2018. LINK:

“ALUS Recognizes Ecosystem Services of Ont. Researcher, Producer,” by Tod Wescott, Water Canada, June 7, 2018. LINK:

“PAMZ gives out annual awards for protecting air quality,” RDNewsNOW, June 6 2018. LINK:

“Central Alberta organizations recognized for efforts to improve air quality: Parkland Airshed Management Zone holds its Blue Skies Awards luncheon,” by Murray Crawford, Red Deer Advocate, June 6, 2018. LINK:

“PAMZ Blue Skies Awards,” 96.5 CKFM Radio, June 5, 2018. LINK:

MAY 2018:

“Eco-services group to capture flood waters on farms and ranches,” Alberta Farm Express, May 21, 2018. LINK:

“Alberta Invests $720K in Agricultural Lands for Flood Prevention,” by Katherine Balpataky, Water Canada, May 4, 2018. LINK:

“Alberta to provide over $700,000 to improve the Modeste Creek subwatershed,” by Laine Mitchell, RDNewsNOW, May 1, 2018. LINK:

APRIL 2018:

“New era beginning for conservation work, says MCDA chairman,” by Lorraine Stevensen, Manitoba Co-operator, April 20, 2018. LINK:

“The ALUS Revolution,” Op-Ed by Bryan Gilvesy, Manitoba Co-operator, April 10, 2018. LINK:

“Environmental Returns,” by Lois Harris, Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine, April 1, 2018. LINK:

MARCH 2018:

“Thriving in nature’s landscape: As they approach their retirement years, more farmers are reaping the benefits of working to enhance nature,” by Helen Lammers-Helps, Country Guide, March 27, 2018.  LINK:


(TELEVISION INTERVIEW)  ALUS Montérégie PAC Chair Christian St-Jacques appeared on the Éric Latour show, February 13, 2018. Télévision du Haut-Richelieu (TVHR). LINK : —the ALUS segment starts at 15:00.


“ALUS Canada supports farmers in Saskatchewan: Working with Saskatchewan farmers to transform environmentally sensitive farmland,” Saskatchewan Farmers’ Voice, Winter 2018. LINK:

“Go Ask ALUS: Conservation organization works with farmers for the benefit of all,” by Shirley Byers, Small Farm Canada magazine, Jan/Feb 2018. LINK:



ALUS Canada Media Coverage 2017


“Man. looks to change wetlands management rules,” by Robert Arnason, The Western Producer, December 1, 2017.   LINK :

“ALUS Montérégie Investi 54 700 $,” Télévision du Sud-Ouest (TVSO), Dec 12, 2017.   LINK :$

« Près de 55 000 $ pour améliorer la qualité de vie en milieu agricole, » M105 (FM 104.9), Dec 12, 2017.   LINK :

“ALUS Montérégie investi 54 700 $ auprès de 14 fermes” Montérégie Express (UPA), Dec 13, 2017.  .

“ALUS Montérégie Investi 54 700 $ : 14 fermes de la région améliorent l’environnement et la qualité de vie des citoyens,” Journal le Suroît, December 20, 2017.  No link.

“ALUS Montérégie Investi 54 700 $ dans 14 fermes de la région,” Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, Dec 28 2017.   LINK :

“ALUS Montérégie Investi 54 700 $ : 14 fermes de la région améliorent l’environnement et la qualité de vie des citoyens,” Le Journal d’Affaires du Sud-Ouest, Décembre 2017.  No link.


“Cost of Living” by Jerome Dupras, Alternatives Journal, November 2017.   LINK (paywall):

ALUS Montérégie coordinator appears on TV talk show discussing ALUS project in Rougemont, Quebec, (TVHR), Nov 11, 2017, (from 14:41 to 26:52). LINK:

“ALUS: Brazeau County landowners get on board with this innovative program and are already seeing benefits,” Brazeau County News, Nov-Dec 2017.   LINK:


“Norfolk County’s rise from the ashes as a new hub of agritourism,” by Ron Johnson, The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2017.   LINK:

“Trillium Foundation Makes Significant Investment in Environmental Conservation on Farms,” By Jodie Deprez, We Grow For The World.Com, October 17, 2017,   LINK:

“Un soutien de 10 000 $ au programme ALUS Montérégie,» Le réseau d’information municipale du Québec (RIMQ), October 12, 2017.   LINK (paywall):

”10 000 $ pour le programme ALUS Montérégie,” Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, October 25 2017.  No link

“Programme ALUS: 10 000$ remis à quatre fermes de la région,” by Charles Poulin, Le Canada Français, October 2017.  No link.


“ALUS program gets $695,000 to launch five new projects” by Melissa Schilz, Sarnia Observer, September 19, 2017, September 19, 2017.   LINK:

“Creating a better environment in rural Ontario,” Chatham This Week, Sept 20, 2017.   LINK:

“Local Conservation Projects to Share in Trillium Grant,” by Josh Boyce, Sarnia News, September 20, 2017.   LINK:

“Half-Million Dollar Funding Allows ALUS Expansion In Alberta,” by Mark Sabourin, Eco Log, September 1, 2017.   LINK:

“Donation will spark conservation projects across southern Alberta” by  Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express, Sept 12, 2017.   LINK:

ALUS is Funding Producer Projects to Improve the Environment,” by Jessica Giles, High River Online, September 5, 2017:   LINK:


“ALUS surveys two sites,” Aylmer Express, August 2017.  .

“Large-scale farming operations take advantage of ALUS” by Jeff Carter, Ontario Farmer, August 2017.  .

Fund Will Help Alta. Farmers with Wetland Projects on Their Land,” Water Canada, August 29 2017.   LINK:

“Un Virage Vert Motivé par la Logique,” by Gilles Bérubé, Le Canada Français, August 17, 2017.  .

JUNE 2017

“Elgin County farm life outpaces Urban California” by Jeff Carter, Ontario Farmer, June 2017.  No link.

“Canadian beehive numbers have been climbing since the ’90s: The New Farm” by Owen Roberts, The Star, June 26, 2017.   LINK:

“New Acre program produces a new kind of commodity: Corporations can ‘offset’ their environmental impact by funding stewardship projects on farms,” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer, June 5, 2017.   LINK:

“Stewardship program putting our money where our mouth is: For producers involved with the ALUS program, ecosystem services become a type of production like any other” by Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer, June 5, 2017.   LINK:

“Programme ALUS Montérégie: six fermes de la région retenues,“ by Marie-Anne Martel, La Voix de l’Est, June 9, 2017.   LINK:

“Programme ALUS Montérégie: Plus de 15 hectares seront aménagés en 2017 » Media Sud, June 6, 2017. PDS and LINK :

“Plus de 15 hectares seront aménagés en 2017,“ Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, June 29, 2017.   LINK :

“Programme ALUS Montérégie: Plus de 15 hectares seront aménagés en 2017,“ Le Monde Agricole, June 5, 2017.    LINK :

“ALUS Montérégie: plus de 15 hectares aménagés en 2017,“ Le Trait d’Union de l’UPA, June 9, 2017.  .

MAY 2017

“Green Infrastructure Saves Communities and Dollars,” op-ed by Lara Ellis, ALUS Canada’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Hill Times, May 22, 2017.   LINK (paywall):

“Birds could be hay farmer’s best friend: Niagara Beeway’s George Scott speaks to agriculture federation,” Niagara This Week, May 17, 2017.   LINK:

“Legal protection urged for wild pollinators” by Jeff Carter, Western Producer, May 4, 2017.   LINK:

Remote watering systems grow in popularity, by William DeKay, Western Producer, May 4, 2017.  LINK:

APRIL 2017

“The Odd Couple: Farmers and Cleantech CEOs Growing the New Economy,” guest editorial by Lara Ellis, (Director of Strategic Initiatives, ALUS Canada), Analytica Advisors2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, April 2017.   LINK (paywall):

“Badgers, Bees and Bogs,” by Lara Ellis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ALUS Canada, “Giving Life” blog, Canada Helps, April 20, 2017.   LINK:

“ALUS brings nature back to marginal farmland” by Jeffrey Carter, Ontario Farmer, April 11, 2017.  .

“ALUS proposal offers benefits to landowners: Plan deals with phosphorous, flooding issues,” by Jeff Tribe, Norfolk News, April 27, 2017.   LINK:

“Pilot project will reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie” By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, April 21, 2017.   LINK:

“Meet the River” ALUS Grey-Bruce PAC member Jo-Anne Harbinson discusses her local ALUS program from People Nature Food’s April 2017 podcast, from 15:40 to 18:40. LINK:

“ALUS offers new way to fund habitat preservation” by Joshua Wise, ON Nature Magazine, Spring 2017.   LINK:

MARCH 2017

2017 Landowner Lunch & Learn Gets Back to its Roots: by Alycia Douglass, Cornwall Seaway News, March 17, 2017.   LINK:—learn-gets-back-to-its-roots.html


“ALUS Invests in New Seed Drill,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, Feb 22, 2017.  .

“Farming Communities Produce More Than Food Through ALUS Canada” by Caroline Kamm, Food Tank, February 2017.   LINK:

“Program compensates farmers for stewardship projects” By Elizabeth Peeters, The Peterborough Examiner, February 1, 2017.   LINK: )


“Manitoba government feels way forward,” by Ed White, The Western Producer, January 12, 2017.   LINK:

“Biodiversité en milieu agricole via ALUS Montérégie,“ Info Suroit, January 6, 2017.   LINK:

“Conserving the soil earns farmer award recognition: David Francis introduced one of the 1st integrated soil conservation systems on P.E.I.” by Kevin Yarr, CBC News, Jan 27, 2017.   LINK:



ALUS in the News 2016


“Environmental Stewardship Program Gets Funding Boost: ALUS Canada also recognizes Parkland County rancher Gerry Taillieu with producer innovation award,” (Alberta Farmer, Dec 2 2016). LINK:

“The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and ALUS Canada Press Conference,” (SNAP Bloor West, Dec 4 2016). LINK:

“ALUS Canada Just Launched their New Acre™ Project, and It’s Kind of a Big Deal,” by Toni Anderson (Silvacom, Dec 5 2016). LINK:

“A Year of Firsts for ALUS” (Canadian Cattlemen Magazine, Dec 16 2016). LINK:


[TELEVISION] “ALUS Provides Additional Revenue to Farmers,” Interview by Andrew Bell on “Commodities,” BNN: The Business News Network, Nov 7 2016. LINK:

“ALUS Receives 5 Million, Becomes Weston Family’s Latest Environmental Initiative,” by Kim Hughes, Samaritan Mag, Nov 16 2016. LINK::

“Weston Foundation Invests 5 Million into Agriculture Ecological Goods and Services Program,” Water Canada, Nov 16 2016. LINK:

“ALUS Canada to launch New Acre Project: Donor dollars will be matched with individual projects they choose,” by Lorraine Stevenson, Manitoba Cooperator, Nov 24 2016. LINK:

“Who Better than Farmers to Save the Land” The Globe and Mail (Clean50 special section), Nov 25 2016). No link.


“ALUS Program Re-Launches in Ontario ,” Water Canada, Aug 24 2016. LINK:

“Program that rewards stewards of the land is taking off in Alberta: More than 100 Alberta farmers have signed up for ALUS, and that number is expected to grow rapidly,” by Alexis Kienlen, Alberta Farm Express, August 16 2016. LINK:

“Want to keep pollinators and beneficial species on your land? Build an eco-buffer: Edmonton Corn Maze is showcasing a community of trees and plants that provide a host of benefits for farms,” by Alexis Kienlen, Alberta Farm Express, August 16 2016. LINK:

“ALUS program expands to Quebec,” Country Guide, Aug 12, 2016. LINK:

“ALUS program expands to Quebec,” AGCanada Daily, August 12, 2016. LINK:

“ALUS program expands to Quebec,” Manitoba Co-Operator, August 12, 2016. LINK:

“Lancement de six projets écologiques en milieu agricole,” par Marianne Bissonnette, La Terre de Chez Nous, le 11 août 2016. Lien non-disponible.

“Lancement du programme ALUS au Québec » Le Monde Agricole, 11 août 2016. LIEN:

“ALUS Canada: un précieux soutien pour des projets agroenvironnementaux, » par Ali Dostie, Le Courrier du Sud, 10 août 2016. LIEN:

“Le programme ALUS en Montérégie : une première au Québec,” par Maryse Garant, FM 103.3, 11 août 2016. Lien non-disponible.

[TELEVISION] “Protection des milieux naturels en agriculture : le programme ALUS débarque en Montérégie,” par Pascal Dugas Bourdon, Télévision RiveSud, 10 août 2016. LIEN:

“ALUS Takes Bold New Step,” by Yasmin Mayne, The Stony Plain Reporter, August 5, 2016. LINK:

JULY 2016

“Agriculture Program in Support of Ecological Goods and Services Re-Launches in Alberta,” Water Canada, July 29 2016. LINK:

“Unique stewardship program comes to Lambton: ALUS encourages farmers to set aside marginal land for environmental use,” by Melissa Shilz, The Sarnia Observer, July 29 2016. LINK:

[RADIO] CEO Bryan Gilvesy live radio interview on Alberta Morning News, 630 CHED, July 28 2016. No link available.

[RADIO] CEO Bryan Gilvesy interviewed by Caitlynn Reesor, “Call of the Land,” Alberta Agriculture, July 28 2016. No link available

“The ALUS program may come back to life in Manitoba,“ by Jennifer Paige, Manitoba Co-Operator, July 21 2016. LINK:

“Brazeau County supports ALUS,“ by Mamta Lulla, The Drayton Valley Western Review, July 18 2016. No link available.

[RADIO] “ALUS Looks to Return to Manitoba Farms,” by Will Streilein, July 14 2016. CKLQ (Q Country 880, Star FM). LINK: +

JUNE 2016

“Capturing value from riparian areas: The first step is to have a plan before you start fencing, says riparian management expert,” by Jeff Melchior, Alberta Farm Express, June 15 2016. LINK:

“The 2016 Emerald Award Finalists: The Greatest at Being Green,” Alberta Venture, June 8 2016.  No link available.

“A full-time commitment to stewardship,” by Debbie Furber, Canadian Cattlemen magazine, June 7 2016. LINK:

[VIDEO] “ALUS in Alberta,” Christine Campbell interview, Alberta Emerald Foundation. LINKS:     +

“Congratulation to ALUS in Alberta on their win of the Shared Footprints Award,” Alberta Real Estate Foundation, June 9 2016.   LINK:

MAY 2016

“The business of beef in Canada,” by Lisa Guenther, Country Guide, May 30 2016. LINK:

“Brian Gilvesy of Y U Ranch Named Food Tank Hero,” by Alice Schuda, Sustain Ontario, May 20 2016. LINK:

“17 Farmer Heroes for Sustainability, Equality, and Defense of Traditions,” by Rocco Palin, Food Tank, May 2016. LINK:

“Big grant for ALUS Norfolk: $307K from Trillium Foundation over three years will mean more land restoration projects at local farms,” by Victoria Grey, Hamilton Spectator, May 1 2016.  LINK

“$307,000 OTF Grant to Expand ALUS Program in Norfolk County,” Brantford Expositor, May 1 2016. No link available.

“Farmers could benefit from $300K OTF grant: Grant is awarded to ALUS,” by Diego Flammini,, May 2 2016. LINK:

APRIL 2016

“Seeking a place at the table,” by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer, April 28 2016. No link available.

“NFU-O President Endorses GFO Push Of 4-R Fertilizer Program [and ALUS],” by Ray Baynton, Agrimedia/ Blackburn News, April 13, 2016. LINK:

“ALUS Program In Lambton Gets GFO Support,” by Ray Baynton, Agrimedia/ Blackburn News, April 7, 2016. LINK:

MARCH 2016

“Ecological services program catching fire in Alberta,” by Glenn Cheater, Alberta Farmer, march 28 2016. LINK:

[VIDEO] “Keeping Up With ALUS,” by Rueben Tschetter, Cache Productions, March 2016. LINK:


“Hogg family farm on P.E.I. wins award for dislike of brown snow,” by Steve Sharratt, The Guardian, Feb 5, 2016. LINK: