Read all about it! All the latest ALUS activities, events and accomplishments, and profiles of our ALUS supporters, communities, farmers and ranchers.

Meet ALUS participants Mary Ellen King and John King

Posted September 20, 2017 in Ontario

Meet Mary Ellen King and John King, who are carefully stewarding their 1,100-acre farm in Lambton County, Ontario, with a little help from ALUS.
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Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

Posted September 19, 2017 in Ontario

On September 19, 2017, ALUS Canada, Ontario Nature and guests celebrated a grant of nearly $700,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support ALUS in Ontario.
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First-ever ALUS Montérégie field day a success

Posted September 14, 2017 in Quebec

ALUS Canada was proud to join the team at ALUS Montérégie and approximately 35 guests on September 14, 2017, for the first-ever ALUS Montérégie field day.
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Journée champ d’ALUS Montérégie : un véritable succès

Posted September 14, 2017 in Quebec

ALUS Canada est fier de s’être joint à ALUS Montérégie et à environ 35 invités le 14 septembre 2017 pour la toute première Journée champ d’ALUS Montérégie.
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David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Posted August 29, 2017 in Alberta

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.
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ALUS welcomes Prime Minister to Saskatchewan

Posted April 27, 2017 in Saskatchewan

Paige Englot, ALUS Canada’s Prairie Hub Manager, helped welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to Gray, Saskatchewan, on April 27, as a guest of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.
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Students Plant New Acres™ in Ontario

Posted April 24, 2017 in Ontario

High-school students get hands-on lesson in producing beneficial ecosystem services on an ALUS Elgin farm
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ALUS launches Canada 150 campaign on Earth Day

Posted April 22, 2017 in Saskatchewan

On Earth Day, ALUS kicked off its first-ever fundraising campaign, assisted by Canada Helps, the Canadian non-profit that helps connect donors and charities online.
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Drink Mead, Save Bees! ALUS Elgin Benefit Event

Posted April 2, 2017 in Ontario

There was a lot of buzz about ALUS on April 2, 2017, when ALUS Elgin held a bee-themed benefit at the New New Age boutique in southwestern Ontario.
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Meet PEI ALUS participant Dan MacLean

Posted January 27, 2017 in Prince Edward Island

The MacLeans’ riverside ALUS project serves as a wonderful forested wildlife corridor and an effective riparian buffer, helping to keep the Trout River (Tyne Valley) healthy for future generations.
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Plenty of Interest in ALUS at Manitoba AgDays!

Posted January 17, 2017 in Manitoba

ALUS fielded a flood of questions from visitors to the 40th annual Manitoba AgDays on January 17, 2017.
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New ALUS Community in Lacombe County, Alberta

Posted January 12, 2017 in Alberta

On January 12, 2017, ALUS Canada and Lacombe County announced the creation of a new ALUS community in Alberta.
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ALUS Canada Hires Agrologist Howie Bjorge

Posted January 12, 2017 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | TILLSONBURG, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Howie Bjorge as ALUS Canada Agrologist.
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Posted November 4, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Posted October 13, 2016 in Ontario

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.
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ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Posted August 24, 2016 in Ontario

The Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, was held at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016.
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Invitation: ALUS Launches in Québec

Posted August 10, 2016 in Quebec

Please join ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l’UPA de Montérégie for a very special announcement!
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ALUS Launches in Quebec

Posted August 10, 2016 in Quebec

A partnership between ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie, the ALUS Montérégie program launched August 10, 2016.
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Lancement du programme ALUS au Québec

Posted August 10, 2016 in Quebec

ALUS Canada et la Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie ont lancé le programme ALUS au Québec lors d’une conférence de presse le 10 août 2016.
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ALUS Relaunches in Alberta

Posted July 28, 2016 in Alberta

More than 130 people gathered at the Edmonton Corn Maze on July 28, 2016, to celebrate the official relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initative, in Alberta.
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A Bright Future for ALUS in Saskatchewan

Posted June 29, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada's Silton announcement on June 29, 2016, set the stage for a bright future in Saskatchewan.
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ALUS Wins Alberta Emerald Award

Posted June 8, 2016 in Alberta

ALUS Canada won the Shared Footprint Award at 25th annual Alberta Emerald Foundation gala in Calgary, June 8 2016.
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No More Brown Snow: ALUS Farmers Win Sustainable Agriculture Award in PEI

Posted February 17, 2016 in Prince Edward Island

An ALUS farmer in Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been awarded the 2015 Hon Gilbert R. Clements Award for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture.
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ALUS Parkland’s Inaugural Tour a Success!

Posted October 28, 2015 in Alberta

On September 16, 2015, Parkland County hosted their inaugural ALUS tour in partnership with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA).
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Invitation: ALUS Ontario East Environmental Stewardship Tour

Posted August 19, 2015 in Ontario

Ontario East Alternative Land Use Services Inc. is hosting its first Environmental Stewardship Tour September 2nd, 2015.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: Steve and Anita Buehner, Norfolk County, Ontario

Posted August 18, 2015 in Ontario

Meet ALUS Canada producers Steve and Anita Buehner of Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery — their passion for the environment can be seen in the many ALUS projects on their farm in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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ALUS Norfolk 10th Annual Environmental Stewardship Tour

Posted July 23, 2015 in Ontario

ALUS Norfolk's 10th Annual Environmental Stewardship tour visited four unique ALUS participant farms in Norfolk County.
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Memorial to ALUS Norfolk’s Gunther Csoff

Posted July 20, 2015 in Ontario

ALUS is sad to mark the passing of ALUS Norfolk's Gunther Csoff (Sept. 22, 1954 – June 14, 2015)
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ALUS Norfolk Engages Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted June 17, 2015 in Ontario

On May 29, 2015 ALUS Norfolk staff and participants lead 10 students from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environmental Studies on a tour of ALUS projects.
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ALUS Team Grows in the County of Vermilion River

Posted May 25, 2015 in Alberta

In the County of Vermilion River, ALUS has now grown from its initial demonstration pilot phase into an ongoing program, the first in Alberta.
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ALUS Expands Into Assiniboine Watershed

Posted April 21, 2015 in Saskatchewan

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SaskFS) officially announced on April 14, 2015, the launch of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program into its entire watershed area.
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ALUS Expands Into Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds

Posted April 9, 2015 in Saskatchewan

Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) announced today the launch of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program into its entire watershed area.
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ALUS Manitoba Selects Initial Projects

Posted March 23, 2015 in Manitoba

The Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District has embraced ALUS and has set up a Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of local producers, councillors, LSRCD staff and conservation groups.
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ALUS Saskatchewan Founding Partner hosts 86th Annual Convention

Posted February 28, 2015 in Saskatchewan

On February 19-21, 2015 the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), a founding partner of ALUS in Saskatchewan, hosted their 86th annual convention in support of wildlife in the province.
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ALUS Norfolk Participant Named Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the Year

Posted February 17, 2015 in Ontario

ALUS Norfolk participants Steve & Anita Buehner were recently named the 2014 Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the year by the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: The Nell family, Saskatchewan

Posted February 17, 2015 in Saskatchewan

Meet Saskatchewan producers Robin and Bill Nell, and see how ALUS Canada projects are making things better for their farm and the environment.
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ALUS Program Earns Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Posted January 22, 2015 in Ontario

The Alternative Land Use Services program was one of nine Ontario entities to earn the 2013 Minister’s Award for Environment Excellence in January.
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ALUS Vermilion River participant Wins Canadian Cattlemen’s Association TESA Award

Posted December 9, 2014 in Alberta

ALUS rancher Sean McGrath of the County of Vermilion River, continues to impress his peers.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: Keith and Tracy Johnson, Alberta

Posted December 9, 2014 in Alberta

Meet ALUS Canada producers Keith and Tracy Johnson and see how ALUS projects are making things better for their cattle, and the environment, near Red Deer, Alberta
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ALUS Saskatchewan meets with Ranchers Stewardship Alliance

Posted November 28, 2014 in Saskatchewan

On November 20, 2014, ALUS Saskatchewan representatives Jennifer Lockert and Jim Fisher attended a Fee for Service Conservation workshop in Mankota, Saskatchewan to discuss the relationship between cattle ranching, conservation, and environmental stewardship.
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Environment Canada Staff Visit ALUS Site in Manitoba

Posted October 16, 2014 in Manitoba

Environment Canada staff visit ALUS site in the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District in Manitoba.
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ALUS Bayham Hosts First Farm Tour

Posted June 13, 2014 in Ontario

As one of the new Ontario communities delivering ALUS in 2013, a few new demonstration projects have been established this growing season in the municipality of Bayham.
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ALUS farmers recognized for Environmental Excellence

Posted August 8, 2013 in Ontario

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) would like to congratulate ALUS farmers Bryan and Cathy Gilvesy of YU Ranch who recently received a Minister’s award for Environmental Excellence, which recognizes outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation in environmental protection.
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ALUS Ontario East Launches Its First Demonstration Site

Posted June 12, 2013 in Ontario

On May 29, 2013, Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Ontario East inaugurated the first of three demonstration projects on the farm of Jackie and Steven Pemberton (Winchester, Ontario).
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Wetlands Get a Boost in Alberta

Posted April 30, 2013 in Alberta

A new funding source for local wetland restoration has opened in Alberta.
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Alternative Land Use Services Expands In Alberta

Posted April 23, 2013 in Alberta

Delta Waterfowl and Red Deer County have joined forces to establish the third Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) demonstration project in Alberta.
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PEI ALUS Tops 400 Participants

Posted December 7, 2012 in Prince Edward Island

PEI ALUS now boasts more than 400 program participants with 3454 hectares currently enrolled in the province-wide program.
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MacQuarrie Moves to Agriculture, Big Boost for ALUS

Posted June 2, 2012 in Prince Edward Island

John MacQuarrie, the provincial Deputy Minister who brought ALUS to PEI, has moved from the environment department to agricultural.
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Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

Posted December 7, 2011 in Saskatchewan

Four rural municipalities in the Wascana Creek and Qu’Appelle River watersheds announced today they will introduce the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program.
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$1.5 Million Gift to Norfolk ALUS From The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Posted December 7, 2011 in Ontario

The Norfolk ALUS team is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
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