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ALUS Receives Funding for Farmer-Delivered Wetlands in Ontario

ALUS Receives Funding for Farmer-Delivered Wetlands in Ontario

Farmers play a key role in delivering flood prevention and water quality improvements in Ontario.A wetland restoration project under construction in Middlesex County. Photo Credit: ALUS Middlesex.Toronto, ON, June 18, 2024 — Today, Ontario’s Minister of the...

ALUS Receives Funding for Farmer-Delivered Wetlands in Ontario

ALUS Receives Funding for Farmer-Delivered Wetlands in Ontario

Ecosystem Services Water Quality Ontario Press Release
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ALUS Delivers Carbon Sequestration and Environmental Benefits for Bruce Power through Nature-based Projects

ALUS Delivers Carbon Sequestration and Environmental Benefits for Bruce Power through Nature-based Projects

Press Release Nature & Climate Solutions
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Iowa farmer helps launch the first ALUS community in the United States to bring diversity—and people—back to the land

Iowa farmer helps launch the first ALUS community in the United States to bring diversity—and people—back to the land

United States Iowa Participant Profile
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Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Biodiversity Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat ALUS Stories Pollination
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Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

Biodiversity Participant Profile Water Quality Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Pollination
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Participant Profile: Liz & Bruce Milner

Participant Profile: Liz & Bruce Milner

Participant Profile News Ontario ALUS Stories Norfolk
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ALUS launches ALUS Nature & Climate Solutions to meet demand for credible agricultural nature-based solutions

ALUS launches ALUS Nature & Climate Solutions to meet demand for credible agricultural nature-based solutions

News Press Release Nature & Climate Solutions Innovation
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Promoting Species at Risk in Agriculture

Promoting Species at Risk in Agriculture

Biodiversity Funders Ontario Habitat Press Release Monteregie Outaouais Pollination Quebec
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Driving Environmental Outcomes with Support from WWF-Canada and Aviva Canada

Driving Environmental Outcomes with Support from WWF-Canada and Aviva Canada

Funders Lambton News Ontario Norfolk Monteregie Elgin Outaouais Quebec
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Zack Koscielny on Creating Rural Resilience on the Prairies

Zack Koscielny on Creating Rural Resilience on the Prairies

Participant Profile Manitoba ALUS Projects ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West Regenerative Agriculture Grazing
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Southwest Iowa first community in the United States to adopt ALUS

Southwest Iowa first community in the United States to adopt ALUS

United States Iowa News Press Release
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Farmers Invest in Nature for Big Impact

Farmers Invest in Nature for Big Impact

Participant Profile Wetlands News Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk
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ALUS CEO Brings Agricultural Perspective to Freshwater Policy at House of Commons Committee

ALUS CEO Brings Agricultural Perspective to Freshwater Policy at House of Commons Committee

News Press Release
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Generating Wetland Benefits in Peterborough and Middlesex Counties

Generating Wetland Benefits in Peterborough and Middlesex Counties

Water Quality Wetlands News ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Peterborough Middlesex
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Celebrating Success and Growing Collaboration at ALUS Field Conferences

Celebrating Success and Growing Collaboration at ALUS Field Conferences

Lambton News ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West Event Regenerative Agriculture Team Mountain View County
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ALUS strengthens its presence in Quebec with the launch of two new communities

ALUS strengthens its presence in Quebec with the launch of two new communities

Laurentides News Chaudiere-Appalaches Press Release ALUS Stories Quebec Event
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ALUS Awards $10,000 for Environmental Efforts to Wayne and Jesse Pukalo

ALUS Awards $10,000 for Environmental Efforts to Wayne and Jesse Pukalo

Water Quality Wetlands News Habitat Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Mountain View County
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ALUS Joins 17 ENGOs in Proposing Key Recommendations to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

ALUS Joins 17 ENGOs in Proposing Key Recommendations to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

News Press Release Innovation
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ALUS Receives Over $500,000 for Species at Risk Habitat in Ontario

ALUS Receives Over $500,000 for Species at Risk Habitat in Ontario

Funders News Ontario Habitat Press Release ALUS Stories
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Partnerships Plant More Trees

Partnerships Plant More Trees

News ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Reforestation Northern Sunrise Alberta
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Protecting Biodiversity in the Thames River Watershed

Protecting Biodiversity in the Thames River Watershed

Wetlands News Ontario ALUS Stories Middlesex
The Thames River is a natural treasure that flows throughout Middlesex County and is a vital component of the region's...
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Water Stewardship Planning Finds Value for Farmers

Water Stewardship Planning Finds Value for Farmers

Manitoba News Press Release ALUS Stories
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Collaborative Stewardship Tour 2023

Collaborative Stewardship Tour 2023

Ontario Norfolk Event Middlesex
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ALUS Funds Grassland Habitat for Species at Risk

ALUS Funds Grassland Habitat for Species at Risk

News Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
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Carl Atkinson: Farming for the Long Term

Carl Atkinson: Farming for the Long Term

Participant Profile Wetlands Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk
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ALUS Middlesex Fosters Critical Ecosystems

ALUS Middlesex Fosters Critical Ecosystems

News Ontario Middlesex
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Growing the Environment and Minds

Growing the Environment and Minds

News Ontario Middlesex
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RBC Foundation invests $1.5M in ALUS to support quantification of farm-based natural carbon sequestration solutions

RBC Foundation invests $1.5M in ALUS to support quantification of farm-based natural carbon sequestration solutions

News Press Release ALUS Stories Nature & Climate Solutions Innovation
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Phil Moddle Plants Trees for People and the Environment

Phil Moddle Plants Trees for People and the Environment

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat Reforestation Middlesex
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ALUS Partners with Albo Climate to Leverage Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for New Acre Project Quantification

ALUS Partners with Albo Climate to Leverage Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for New Acre Project Quantification

Manitoba News ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Reforestation Nature & Climate Solutions Innovation Quebec
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Seed Superstar: Marc Bercier Grows Environmental Outcomes

Seed Superstar: Marc Bercier Grows Environmental Outcomes

Participant Profile Water Quality Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat
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ALUS Commits to Planting 400,000 Trees with $2.2M Support from the Government of Canada’s 2 Billion Trees Program

ALUS Commits to Planting 400,000 Trees with $2.2M Support from the Government of Canada’s 2 Billion Trees Program

Manitoba News ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Reforestation Quebec
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Farmers Create Habitat for Species at Risk with Support from ALUS and the Government of Ontario

Farmers Create Habitat for Species at Risk with Support from ALUS and the Government of Ontario

Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
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Songs of Riverlea Acres: Stewardship for Species at Risk

Songs of Riverlea Acres: Stewardship for Species at Risk

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat Reforestation
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Passionate about Great Beer, Great Food, and the Environment

Passionate about Great Beer, Great Food, and the Environment

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat Norfolk
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Restoring Winding Rivers: Dale and JoAnne Sigurdson on Repairing the Riparian

Restoring Winding Rivers: Dale and JoAnne Sigurdson on Repairing the Riparian

Participant Profile WUQWATR Water Quality Habitat Saskatchewan Grazing
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Speedwell Farms: Family Farming and Enhanced Grazing in the Foothills of Alberta

Speedwell Farms: Family Farming and Enhanced Grazing in the Foothills of Alberta

Participant Profile Water Quality Habitat Grazing Red Deer County
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Corporate strategist Mélanie Kfoury joins ALUS Board of Directors

Corporate strategist Mélanie Kfoury joins ALUS Board of Directors

News Team
Toronto, ON and Montréal, QC, December 12, 2022 — ALUS is pleased to welcome Mélanie Kfoury, founder and president of...
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Building Back Biodiversity: Solutions from the Sidelines

Building Back Biodiversity: Solutions from the Sidelines

News
ALUS farmers and ranchers have the land and know-how to change the landscape for the benefit of all Canadians. Now’s...
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The ALUS Before and After Photo Contest Showcases Nature-Based Solutions!

The ALUS Before and After Photo Contest Showcases Nature-Based Solutions!

WUQWATR Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat Saskatchewan ALUS Assiniboine West Red Deer County
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ALUS Receives $2M for Farmer-led Wetland Projects from the Government of Ontario

ALUS Receives $2M for Farmer-led Wetland Projects from the Government of Ontario

Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
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Creating Migratory Bird Habitat in Middlesex County

Creating Migratory Bird Habitat in Middlesex County

News Ontario Middlesex
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Helping Farmers Succeed in Water Stewardship

Helping Farmers Succeed in Water Stewardship

Manitoba Water Quality News Innovation
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Learning from Communities Growing the ALUS Impact

Learning from Communities Growing the ALUS Impact

WUQWATR News Ontario East ALUS Stories Northern Sunrise Event Team
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Using Fire to Restore a Tallgrass Prairie in Middlesex County, ON

Using Fire to Restore a Tallgrass Prairie in Middlesex County, ON

News ALUS Projects Habitat Middlesex
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ALUS and the Weston Family Foundation present the 2022 Weston Family Ecosystem Research Award

ALUS and the Weston Family Foundation present the 2022 Weston Family Ecosystem Research Award

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Innovation
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ALUS Supports Drought and Heat Resilience with Support from Results Driven Agriculture Research

ALUS Supports Drought and Heat Resilience with Support from Results Driven Agriculture Research

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
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ALUS Peel Pilot Launches with 35 Acres Already Committed in 2022

ALUS Peel Pilot Launches with 35 Acres Already Committed in 2022

News ALUS Stories Peel Pilot
Local farmers, conservation staff and regional leaders came together in Caledon, Ontario to officially launch the ALUS Peel Pilot to...
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ALUS Welcomes Municipal District of Pincher Creek

ALUS Welcomes Municipal District of Pincher Creek

Press Release ALUS Stories Pincher Creek
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ALUS Continues to Grow its National Team

ALUS Continues to Grow its National Team

ALUS Stories Team
ALUS adds three new positions to its national team to increase support for farmers and ranchers committed to delivering valuable...
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ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

ALUS Presents the 2022 Dave Reid Award to Paul Caplette

Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Northern Sunrise Quebec Alberta
Congratulations to Paul Caplette, ALUS Montérégie participant, winner of the 2022 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. Montérégie, QC, September 13, 2022 — The...
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General Mills invests $2.3 million USD to advance regenerative agriculture in Canada with ALUS

General Mills invests $2.3 million USD to advance regenerative agriculture in Canada with ALUS

Funders Manitoba Seine Rat Roseau ASAP Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan ALUS Assiniboine West Innovation Regenerative Agriculture
MINNEAPOLIS and TORONTO, July 27, 2022 — Today, General Mills and ALUS announced a multi-year partnership to support farmers and...
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The Growing Biodiversity Conference

The Growing Biodiversity Conference

Ontario Elgin Event Middlesex
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ALUS Tree Planting Supports National Biodiversity and Carbon Sequestration Targets

ALUS Tree Planting Supports National Biodiversity and Carbon Sequestration Targets

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Quebec
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ALUS Announces a New Community in Ontario

ALUS Announces a New Community in Ontario

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Lanark
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ALUS to Expand its Farmer-led Approach to Nature-Based Solutions with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

ALUS to Expand its Farmer-led Approach to Nature-Based Solutions with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Press Release ALUS Stories Innovation
May 10, 2022 - OTTAWA and TORONTO – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced an investment of $5 million...
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Nominations for the 2022 ALUS Innovation Awards Open

Nominations for the 2022 ALUS Innovation Awards Open

Funders ALUS Stories Innovation
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ALUS Grows its Team as Demand for its Nature-Based Solutions Expands

ALUS Grows its Team as Demand for its Nature-Based Solutions Expands

ALUS Stories Team
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ALUS Works with Farmers to Foster Biodiversity with Funding from WWF-Canada

ALUS Works with Farmers to Foster Biodiversity with Funding from WWF-Canada

Habitat Press Release ALUS Stories Reforestation
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New ALUS Community Brings Biodiversity, Wildlife Projects to the Greater Toronto Area

New ALUS Community Brings Biodiversity, Wildlife Projects to the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario Press Release Peel Pilot
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Growing Biodiversity and Resilience for Future Generations

Growing Biodiversity and Resilience for Future Generations

Participant Profile Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Chatham-Kent
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Announcing a New ALUS Community in Alberta

Announcing a New ALUS Community in Alberta

Press Release Alberta Barrhead-Westlock-Athabasca
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ALUS & Partners Launch Lake Winnipeg Water Stewardship Project

ALUS & Partners Launch Lake Winnipeg Water Stewardship Project

Manitoba Seine Rat Roseau Water Quality Press Release ALUS Stories
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Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Vermillion River
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Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Habitat ALUS Stories Northern Sunrise Alberta
In Northern Sunrise County, Alberta, a father and daughter are working to preserve wildlife habitat. In 2007, Emily Plihal purchased...
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Ian and Serena Donovan, ALUS Trailblazers

Ian and Serena Donovan, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Vulcan
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A Record Year for ALUS Montérégie

A Record Year for ALUS Montérégie

Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec Event
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Meet Leslie and Valerie Litke, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Leslie and Valerie Litke, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile ALUS Stories Alberta Grazing Lac Ste. Anne
Through the ALUS program, the Litke’s have found delight in the changes on the land generated by their projects. Alberta...
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Fostering Resilience within Alberta’s Rural Communities

Fostering Resilience within Alberta’s Rural Communities

Funders News ALUS Stories Alberta
With the continued support of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, ALUS has been able to deepen its partnership with local...
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New ALUS Community Established in Sturgeon County, Alberta

New ALUS Community Established in Sturgeon County, Alberta

Press Release ALUS Stories Sturgeon Alberta
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Daryll and Pam Hirtle: ALUS Trailblazers

Daryll and Pam Hirtle: ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile ALUS Stories Alberta Red Deer County
Daryll and Pam Hirtle run sheep, goats and cattle on their farm in Red Deer County. They joined ALUS Red...
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Launch of the ALUS program in Outaouais

Launch of the ALUS program in Outaouais

Press Release ALUS Stories Outaouais Quebec
The ALUS Outaouais program was officially launched today, the result of a partnership between ALUS and the Fédération de l'UPA...
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Ian McClatchy: Putting Down Roots for the Environment

Ian McClatchy: Putting Down Roots for the Environment

Participant Profile Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Outaouais Quebec
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Ryan Hering: Working With Nature

Ryan Hering: Working With Nature

Participant Profile WUQWATR Wetlands ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
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ALUS Applies Data Tools to Environmental Health in the Lake Erie Basin

ALUS Applies Data Tools to Environmental Health in the Lake Erie Basin

Press Release ALUS Stories Innovation
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Meet Roger Marcil, ALUS Trailblazer

Meet Roger Marcil, ALUS Trailblazer

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Lacombe Pollination Alberta
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Josh and Shaelyn Moyer: Building a Better Future with Sustainable Beef Farming

Josh and Shaelyn Moyer: Building a Better Future with Sustainable Beef Farming

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Alberta Grazing Red Deer County
Josh and Shaelyn Moyer use an alternative watering system and rotational grazing to promote sustainable agriculture.
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Catie Metcalfe and Gene Bystryk: The Gift of Sustainability on Their Christmas Tree Farm

Catie Metcalfe and Gene Bystryk: The Gift of Sustainability on Their Christmas Tree Farm

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk Reforestation
Catie and Gene’s Christmas tree farm isn’t just festive, its stewardship practices benefit the local environment and wildlife.
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Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Duane Movald Receives the 2021 Dave Reid Award from ALUS

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Elgin Location Quebec Alberta Brazeau
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Hope Jensen: Building a Paradise with Farming

Hope Jensen: Building a Paradise with Farming

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Lacombe Reforestation Alberta
Hope Jensen’s farmland in Central Alberta isn’t just an idyllic getaway. It’s also a commitment to agriculture and wildlife protection....
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Meet Doug and Susan Clark, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Doug and Susan Clark, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wheatland ALUS Stories Alberta Grazing
Wheatland County has been home to JC Ranch for over 125 years. Doug and Susan Clark, with their son, Wes,...
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Planting Trees As Part Of Two Billion Trees

Planting Trees As Part Of Two Billion Trees

ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Reforestation Elgin Peterborough
$232,325 to ALUS Canada in support of the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years...
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OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

Lambton Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Norfolk Elgin Chatham-Kent Middlesex Grey-Bruce
With support from OTF, ALUS participants have delivered targeted ecosystem protection and restoration in six communities across Ontario. Middlesex County,...
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Chris and Vivian Crump: How to Make Your Farm Work Better

Chris and Vivian Crump: How to Make Your Farm Work Better

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Middlesex
Chris and Vivian Crump are always looking to make their farm work better, which led them on a journey to...
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ALUS Partnerships Lead Lake Erie Basin Impacts

ALUS Partnerships Lead Lake Erie Basin Impacts

Funders Ontario ALUS Stories Innovation
Harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie from 2017. Image from NASA Earth Observatory, by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the...
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A&W Canada, Cargill Build Nature-Based Solutions With ALUS

A&W Canada, Cargill Build Nature-Based Solutions With ALUS

Funders Manitoba ALUS Projects Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Alberta Grazing
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Producing The Best Beef in a Better World

Producing The Best Beef in a Better World

Participant Profile ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Alberta Grazing CVR
Round Rock Ranching was originally homesteaded in 1906 and is currently operated by Sean, his wife Tanya and their three...
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ALUS Grows Its Partnerships Team

ALUS Grows Its Partnerships Team

ALUS Stories Team
Koral Wysocki. Today, ALUS is pleased to announce the hiring of Koral Wysocki. Koral joins the team in the position...
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Marcus & Sarah Riedner: Growing Happiness and Biodiversity by the Acre

Marcus & Sarah Riedner: Growing Happiness and Biodiversity by the Acre

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Grazing Mountain View County
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Thank you for making a positive impact in 2020

Thank you for making a positive impact in 2020

News ALUS Stories
A snapshot of ALUS’ growth over the past year. ALUS brings together farmers and ranchers, local community leaders, environmental organizations,...
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ALUS Montérégie celebrates its 5th anniversary!

ALUS Montérégie celebrates its 5th anniversary!

ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec Event
UPA Montérégie and ALUS are celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ALUS Montérégie program. Established in 2016, ALUS Montérégie was...
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ALUS Announces $60,000 Sponsorship from Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

ALUS Announces $60,000 Sponsorship from Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
With its support for ALUS, APOS will contribute to on the ground solutions for enhancing and creating wildlife habitat across...
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Kirk and Gail Bridgeman: Devoted to the Land

Kirk and Gail Bridgeman: Devoted to the Land

Participant Profile Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West
Kirk and Gail Bridgeman have raised horses and stewarded their land unfailingly for decades. On their second-generation ranch near Rapid...
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The 2021 ALUS Innovation Awards

The 2021 ALUS Innovation Awards

News ALUS Stories Alberta
Nominations for the 2021 Dave Reid Awards are now open. ALUS is pleased to announce that the Dave Reid Awards...
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Jim Caley: Soil Erosion Be Gone

Jim Caley: Soil Erosion Be Gone

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Grey-Bruce
Through ALUS, Jim Caley has transformed acres of less productive sandy soil into a flourishing arboreal ecosystem. Like many ALUS...
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The English Family: A Century of Land Stewards

The English Family: A Century of Land Stewards

Participant Profile Manitoba ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West Reforestation Pollination
 The English family create dynamic ecosystems and manage water on their land with ALUS. Since 1897, the English family has...
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Heather and Mark Shouldice: Buffing up the Land

Heather and Mark Shouldice: Buffing up the Land

Participant Profile Wetlands Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Grey-Bruce
With ALUS, Big Rock Bison gets robust outcomes from their ecosystem buffers and mature habitat. For more than six years,...
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ALUS Grows its Western Hub

ALUS Grows its Western Hub

ALUS Stories Alberta Team
ALUS Canada welcomes its new Associate Hub Manager in Western Canada. Today, ALUS is pleased to announce the hiring of...
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ALUS Announces New Director of Communications & Digital Strategy

ALUS Announces New Director of Communications & Digital Strategy

ALUS Stories Team
ALUS advances its leadership and experience in the field of communications & digital. It is with great pleasure that ALUS...
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Meet Lisa Kennedy and Joey Halter, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Lisa Kennedy and Joey Halter, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Mountain View County
ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta. ALUS participants Lisa Kennedy and...
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Meet ALUS Trailblazer Bradley Robins

Meet ALUS Trailblazer Bradley Robins

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc
Alberta trailblazer Bradley Robins participates in the ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program, a partnership between the County of Wetaskiwin, Leduc County and...
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Meet ALUS Canada Trailblazer Roy Eckert

Meet ALUS Canada Trailblazer Roy Eckert

Participant Profile Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc
ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta. Alberta trailblazer Roy Eckert participates...
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ALUS Receives $2M for Farmer-led Wetland Projects from the Government of Ontario – test

Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
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Meet the Schambers, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet the Schambers, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc
ALUS presents a profile series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers creating ecosystem services in Alberta. The Schambers manage Tin Forest...
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The MacGillivray family: Fostering Life in Eastern Ontario

The MacGillivray family: Fostering Life in Eastern Ontario

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat ALUS Stories
At Kirkview Farms, Mike and Cora MacGillivray are committed stewards of the land, planting 5,000 native trees and shrubs with...
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Meet the Hughes Family, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet the Hughes Family, ALUS Trailblazers

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Brazeau
ALUS Presents a new series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers. Nettie Hughes and her children, Henry, Nettie Jr., Dalvin and...
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Meet ALUS Trailblazers Sean and Holly LaBrie

Meet ALUS Trailblazers Sean and Holly LaBrie

Participant Profile ALUS Stories Alberta Mountain View County
ALUS Presents a new series showcasing outstanding farmers and ranchers. ALUS Mountain View County participants Sean and Holly LaBrie have...
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ALUS Adds Entrepreneurial Spirit to New Acre Team

ALUS Adds Entrepreneurial Spirit to New Acre Team

Ontario ALUS Stories Team
The New Acre team has expanded to include a Manager of Business Development. Joining the ALUS Canada team in September,...
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Celebrating Ten Years of ALUS Vermilion River

Celebrating Ten Years of ALUS Vermilion River

ALUS Stories Event Alberta CVR
Congratulations to ALUS Vermilion River on Ten Years of Building Community and Ecosystems in Alberta Celebrating its tenth year, ALUS...
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ALUS Canada and the Weston Family Foundation present the 2020 Dave Reid Award

ALUS Canada and the Weston Family Foundation present the 2020 Dave Reid Award

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
Congratulations to Marc Bercier, ALUS Ontario East participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2020 Dave Reid Award The 2020...
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The 2020 Weston Family Research Innovation Award

The 2020 Weston Family Research Innovation Award

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Newman, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph, for receiving...
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The Vergouwen Family: Five Generations of Ranching

The Vergouwen Family: Five Generations of Ranching

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Wheatland Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta
With a family legacy of over 110 years, the Vergouwens continue to steward the land and water just as those...
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Dennis Norosky: Deep Roots on the Prairies

Dennis Norosky: Deep Roots on the Prairies

Participant Profile Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West
ALUS participant Dennis Norosky cultivates grain, but he also protects wetlands and helps mitigate flooding downstream from his land just...
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Former Microsoft tech advocate allies with ALUS

Former Microsoft tech advocate allies with ALUS

ALUS Stories Team
ALUS Canada is thrilled to welcome Mary-Ellen Anderson in the newly created role of Head of Special Projects and Innovation....
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John D. Coyne joins ALUS Canada’s Board of Directors

John D. Coyne joins ALUS Canada’s Board of Directors

Press Release ALUS Stories Team
PRESS RELEASE   |   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ontario | September 18, 2020 | John D. Coyne joins ALUS Canada’s Board...
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Announcing two new ALUS programs in Alberta

Announcing two new ALUS programs in Alberta

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Two Hills Big Lakes
PRESS RELEASE  |  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calgary, Alberta | September 17, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces two new ALUS programs...
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In Memoriam: Gerry Taillieu

In Memoriam: Gerry Taillieu

News ALUS Stories Alberta Parkland
A tribute to a true steward of the land, ALUS Parkland’s original participant Gerry Taillieu (1957-2020) The ALUS community lost...
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The Port of Montreal supports ALUS Montérégie

The Port of Montreal supports ALUS Montérégie

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
The Port of Montreal named a “Creator of Biodiversity in Agriculture” for its support of the ALUS Montérégie environmental program....
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ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country

ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country

Ontario Ontario East Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Elgin Quebec Alberta Lac Ste. Anne Middlesex Red Deer County
With its New Acre™ Project sponsorship, Silk® will help farmers and ranchers devote 90 acres to ALUS projects that benefit...
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ALUS Canada Builds New Acre Platform with $340,500 from RBC Foundation

Ontario Press Release
PRESS RELEASE / TORONTO, ONTARIO / AUGUST 14, 2020 / ALUS Canada Builds New Acre Platform with $340,500 from RBC...
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Secret Santa

Secret Santa

Funders News ALUS Stories
Anonymous donation of $300K will support ALUS in 2 provinces ALUS Canada is thrilled to receive a generous $300,000 grant...
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ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

Ontario ALUS Stories Norfolk Team
Veteran ALUS community leader Joe Csoff now available to support ALUS PACs across the country. PRESS RELEASE / TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO...
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Helping At-Risk Fish

Helping At-Risk Fish

Funders Manitoba ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Innovation Alberta
PRESS RELEASE | REGINA, July 22 2020 | ALUS launches a fact sheets series showcasing how farmers and ranchers can...
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Announcing ALUS SODCAP

Announcing ALUS SODCAP

Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan SODCAP
PRESS RELEASE | Eastend, July 15 2020 | Announcing the new ALUS SODCAP program Launched in June 2020, the ALUS...
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Announcing ALUS Assiniboine West

Announcing ALUS Assiniboine West

Manitoba Little Saskatchewan River Press Release ALUS Stories ALUS Assiniboine West
It would be hard to name an ALUS program that is growing faster than the newly announced ALUS Assiniboine West...
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A New Round of Our “Success with ALUS Projects” Guidebooks Now Available

A New Round of Our “Success with ALUS Projects” Guidebooks Now Available

Lambton Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk Monteregie Reforestation Elgin Pollination Innovation Peterborough Quebec Chatham-Kent Middlesex Grey-Bruce
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ALUS Canada earns a national Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award

Press Release ALUS Stories Team
ALUS Canada recognized as a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice with 2019 Award Now in its fifth year, the Nonprofit...
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A Trio of New Staffers Join ALUS Canada

ALUS Stories Team
ALUS grows its national team to better deliver ecological benefits in Canadian farm communities. In ALUS Canada’s March 2020 update,...
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How WRRP helps ALUS make a difference on the ground

How WRRP helps ALUS make a difference on the ground

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc Brazeau Parkland
In 2018, ALUS received a $720,000 donation from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) for the Modeste...
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ALUS making waves in the Lake Winnipeg Basin

ALUS making waves in the Lake Winnipeg Basin

Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Little Saskatchewan River ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Event
Thanks to funding from the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, ALUS is putting beneficial projects on the ground and bringing the...
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Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment sponsors New Acre™ Project

Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment sponsors New Acre™ Project

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Meet Marc Vanden Bussche, whose company contributed $10,000 to sponsor the production of ecosystem services in four provinces Vanden Bussche...
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ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

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ALUS Canada’s Western Hub to benefit from nearly $450,000 in new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta (Environmental...
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Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

Funders Rocky View WUQWATR Manitoba Wheatland ASAP Little Saskatchewan River Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Alberta Mountain View County Red Deer County
DFO’s Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk grants ALUS Canada $983,000 to improve aquatic habitat in the Prairies....
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ALUS Mountain View Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

ALUS Mountain View Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

ALUS Stories Event Alberta Mountain View County
The ALUS Mountain View program marked its five-year milestone in 2020 with a very successful community-wide celebration at Mayfair Cinema....
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New ALUS community of ALUS Middlesex launches in Ontario

New ALUS community of ALUS Middlesex launches in Ontario

Ontario ALUS Stories Event Middlesex
Farmers and community members came together to celebrate the official launch of ALUS Middlesex and all its potential ecosystem benefits...
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Gord and Marg Hammell: A Match Made in Manitoba

Gord and Marg Hammell: A Match Made in Manitoba

Participant Profile Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Little Saskatchewan River Habitat ALUS Stories Pollination
ALUS LSR participants Gord and Marg Hammell partnered with both ALUS and the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation to enhance nature...
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Liaise and Learn: The Vital Role of Farmer Liaison

Liaise and Learn: The Vital Role of Farmer Liaison

Ontario ALUS Stories Elgin Event Team
Vital role of farmer liaisons highlighted at ALUS workshop funded by OTF More than 30 of Ontario’s ALUS program coordinators,...
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Flood Prevention in Eastern Ontario

Flood Prevention in Eastern Ontario

Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Ontario East Habitat ALUS Stories Pollination Event
ALUS Ontario East participants explain how—and why—they do what they do. On a balmy day in early October, ALUS Ontario...
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Olivier Martin: Thinking About Future Generations

Olivier Martin: Thinking About Future Generations

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
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Charlie and Theresa Maltais: From Pioneering Participants to Repeat Customers

Charlie and Theresa Maltais: From Pioneering Participants to Repeat Customers

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Brazeau
Meet Charlie and Theresa Maltais, ALUS Brazeau’s original participants, who have devoted 50+ acres to the production of cleaner water...
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Quebec Hosts ALUS Canada’s National Field Conference

Quebec Hosts ALUS Canada’s National Field Conference

ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec Event
ALUS Canada’s national field conference featured intensive training sessions and an excellent tour of ALUS Montérégie projects, including a return...
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TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

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PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project,...
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ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding

ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding

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ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 from FARR

ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 from FARR

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
PRESS RELEASE | SAINT-LIBOIRE, AUGUST 27 2019 ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 in funding from Quebec's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and...
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ALUS Montérégie annual cheque presentation

ALUS Montérégie annual cheque presentation

Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec Event
PRESS RELEASE | SAINT-HYACINTHE, DECEMBER 11, 2018 ALUS Montérégie thanked 21 participating farmers for their commitment to improving the environment....
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A step forward for agriculture and the environment in Montérégie

A step forward for agriculture and the environment in Montérégie

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
PRESS RELEASE | SAINTE-VICTOIRE-DE-SOREL, JULY 12, 2019 ALUS Montérégie expands into the Pierre-de-Saurel RCM The UPA Montérégie Federation and ALUS...
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Partnership helps grassland birds in PEI

Partnership helps grassland birds in PEI

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
ALUS PEI's successful pilot project for grassland bird conservation will benefit from additional funding over the next two years, courtesy...
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ALUS wetland projects bolstered by Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

ALUS wetland projects bolstered by Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

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PRESS RELEASE  |  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  | REGINA, July 5, 2019 Lake Winnipeg Basin Program announces nearly $140,000 for ALUS...
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The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Wheatland ALUS Stories Northern Sunrise Event Alberta Lac Ste. Anne Mountain View County Parkland Red Deer County
ALUS Red Deer County participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production...
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Mike and Evelyn Lafortune: Considerable Dexterity

Mike and Evelyn Lafortune: Considerable Dexterity

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Prince Edward Island Pollination
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Considerable Dexterity

Habitat Reforestation Prince Edward Island Pollination
ALUS participants Mike and Evelyn Lafortune raise Dexter cattle while improving the environment in North Milton, Prince Edward Island. ALUS...
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Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Wheatland ALUS Stories Northern Sunrise Alberta Team Lac Ste. Anne CVR
PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kiscoty, May 2, 2019—ALUS Canada proudly welcomes Rhonda King as Western Canada Lead. ALUS...
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A Season of Growth

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ALUS Canada by the Numbers 2019 ALUS Canada has been growing in a carefully managed way for several years now,...
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Intact Announces Support for ALUS

Intact Announces Support for ALUS

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PRESS RELEASE |  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Montreal, April 25, 2019 – ALUS Canada thanks Intact for nearly $250,000 to fund...
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A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

Lambton Ontario Ontario East ALUS Stories Norfolk Elgin Peterborough Event Chatham-Kent Middlesex Grey-Bruce
ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS...
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(VIDEO) Fully Implementing Wetland Policy in Alberta

(VIDEO) Fully Implementing Wetland Policy in Alberta

ALUS Stories Event Alberta
Speaking at the Edmonton Convention Centre on March 20, 2019, ALUS Canada’s CEO, Bryan Gilvesy, presented creative solutions to wetland...
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Chatham-Kent launches the 23rd ALUS community in Canada

Ontario ALUS Stories Event Chatham-Kent
The community came out in force to celebrate the launch of a new ALUS program in southern Ontario The Lower...
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Chatham-Kent launches the 23rd ALUS community in Canada

Ontario Event Chatham-Kent
The community came out in force to celebrate the launch of a new ALUS program in southern Ontario The Lower...
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Celebrating ALUS Peterborough

Ontario ALUS Stories Peterborough Event
ALUS Canada and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters officially launched the ALUS Peterborough program in October 2018. ALUS...
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Putting Modeste to the Test

Putting Modeste to the Test

Wetlands ALUS Stories Innovation Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc Brazeau Parkland
Work is on track for the Modeste Natural Infrastructure Project, whose first annual meeting was held in Edmonton February 5,...
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ALUS participants win 2018 OTIS awards

ALUS participants win 2018 OTIS awards

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc Flagstaff
Battle River Watershed Alliance recognizes outstanding stewardship work of Alana and Justin Schamber (ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc), and Marie and Don Ruzicka...
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Kevin and Roxanne Ziola: Care Runs in the Family

Wetlands Habitat Alberta Red Deer County
Meet dedicated ALUS Red Deer County participants Kevin and Roxanne Ziola Located near snowy Sylvan Lake, Alberta, ALUS Red Deer...
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Larry and DeLee Grant: Flexible and Strong in Saskatchewan

Larry and DeLee Grant: Flexible and Strong in Saskatchewan

Participant Profile WUQWATR ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Reforestation Pollination
ALUS WUQWATR participants Larry and DeLee Grant produce wildlife habitat and other ecosystem services in Saskatchewan. It’s no secret that...
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Scott & Susan Stephens: The Nature of Meadowlea

Scott & Susan Stephens: The Nature of Meadowlea

Participant Profile Lambton Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Pollination
ALUS Lambton participants Scott & Susan Stephens produce 25 acres of ecosystem services in Brigden, Ontario. There are a number...
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The Next Generation of Conservation in the West

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Calgary business leaders celebrate strong support for ALUS Canada in Alberta, where ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife...
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Building Resilience: the Natural Infrastructure Forum

Press Release ALUS Stories Event
ALUS Canada co-organized the country’s first-ever Natural Infrastructure Forum in November 2018. Experts from across the nation assembled in Winnipeg...
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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: ALUS Canada’s October 2018 Field Conference

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: ALUS Canada’s October 2018 Field Conference

WUQWATR Manitoba ASAP Little Saskatchewan River ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Event
ALUS Canada’s October 2018 Field Conference proves that Prairie spirits cannot be dampened by the weather. On October 10 and...
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Story to Tell: ALUS Red Deer County participants 

Story to Tell: ALUS Red Deer County participants 

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Pollination Alberta Red Deer County
Watch four great videos created by ALUS Red Deer County participants  ALUS Red Deer County has produced a wonderful collection...
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Bumper Crop: The Edmonton Corn Maze

Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Event Alberta Parkland
ALUS Parkland eco-buffer project produces ecosystem services at the Edmonton Corn Maze. The Edmonton Corn Maze provides visitors with an...
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It Takes a Village: Celebrating Collaboration in Ontario

Ontario ALUS Stories Elgin Event
ALUS works closely with many organizations across Canada. In September, 2018, we celebrated collaboration in Ontario. One of ALUS Canada’s...
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Murray and Warren Wild: Pride and Hard Work

Murray and Warren Wild: Pride and Hard Work

Participant Profile WUQWATR Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
ALUS WUQWATR participants Murray and Warren Wild steward acres of native grasslands, wetlands and riparian zones in Saskatchewan. ALUS WUQWATR...
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ALUS Lacombe County: Making Great Strides

ALUS Lacombe County: Making Great Strides

ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Lacombe Pollination Event Alberta
ALUS Lacombe County hosted their first-ever public tour in July 2018 ALUS is making great strides in Lacombe County. The...
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Katherine Balpataky joins ALUS Canada

Manitoba Ontario Press Release Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island Quebec Alberta
PRESS RELEASE                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TILLSONBURG, October 4, 2018—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Katherine Balpataky...
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Katherine Balpataky joins ALUS Canada

ALUS Stories Team
PRESS RELEASE                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TILLSONBURG, October 4, 2018—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Katherine Balpataky...
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Clen and Angelle Van Kleef: True Blue

Clen and Angelle Van Kleef: True Blue

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk Reforestation Pollination
Meet dedicated ALUS Norfolk participants Clen and Angelle Van Kleef ALUS Norfolk participants Clen and Angelle Van Kleef are justifiably...
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P.E.I. ALUS: A New Conversation

Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island Event
P.E.I. ALUS Coordinator Shawn Hill shows ALUS Canada around the Island in the wake of a new partnership announcement. The...
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A New Conversation

Wetlands Habitat Prince Edward Island
P.E.I. ALUS Coordinator Shawn Hill shows ALUS Canada around the Island in the wake of a new partnership announcement. The...
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ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI

Press Release ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island Event
PRESS RELEASE   | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | CHARLOTTETOWN, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI At a...
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Deep Roots in Manitoba

Manitoba Wetlands ALUS Projects Little Saskatchewan River Habitat ALUS Stories Event
Touring ALUS projects in the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District offers a peek at the bright future of the ALUS...
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ALUS Wetland Tour in Alberta

ALUS Stories Event Alberta Parkland
Alberta Environment and Parks and partner agencies joined ALUS for a special tour of ALUS Parkland projects in the Modeste subwatershed....
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Movald Farm Makes an Impact

Movald Farm Makes an Impact

Participant Profile ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Brazeau
Producing ecosystem services on a fifth-generation farm in Brazeau County, Alberta 2021 Dave Reid Award recipient and ALUS Brazeau PAC Chair...
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Terry and Lynda Mearns: Flood-proofing

Terry and Lynda Mearns: Flood-proofing

Participant Profile WUQWATR Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
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ALUS Canada supports SAIT’s Indigenous Plant Species Biome Garden

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
An Urban Meadow ALUS Canada is best known for its work on farms and ranches in 21 agricultural communities across...
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Western Summit

Western Summit

ALUS Stories Event Alberta Flagstaff
ALUS Flagstaff hosted 22 members of ALUS Canada’s Western Hub for two jam-packed days of learning, collaboration and problem-solving in...
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Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada $600,000 to improve Lake Erie water quality

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORT COLBORNE, July 19, 2018 — Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada...
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Sowing the Seeds of Conservation

Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk Elgin Pollination Event
ALUS shows students how—and why—to collect native wildflower seed in their communities. Did you know that native Canadian oak trees...
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Sowing the Seeds of Conservation

Ontario Habitat Norfolk Elgin Pollination Event
ALUS shows students how—and why—to collect native wildflower seed in their communities. Did you know that native Canadian oak trees...
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The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Norfolk Event
Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award On...
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation...
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ALUS Canada Recognizes the Impact of ALUS Pioneer Dave Reid

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
Job Well Done, Dave Reid! ALUS Canada wishes to thank Dave Reid, an ALUS pioneer whose retirement was announced on...
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Blue Skies Award for Environmental Stewardship

Blue Skies Award for Environmental Stewardship

Press Release ALUS Stories Lacombe Alberta Mountain View County Red Deer County
Congratulations to ALUS Mountain View, ALUS Lacombe and ALUS Red Deer County on their Blue Skies Award for environmental stewardship....
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Garry and Lynn Richard: Growing Change

Garry and Lynn Richard: Growing Change

Participant Profile ALUS Projects ASAP Habitat ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
Ecosystem services are among the most valuable commodities produced by ALUS participants Garry and Lynn Richards on their Saskatchewan family...
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ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI

Press Release ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 8, 2018/ ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI ALUS Canada and the Government of...
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ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018/CNW/—ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards...
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ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

WUQWATR Manitoba Lambton Wheatland ASAP Little Saskatchewan River Ontario Ontario East Press Release Lacombe Saskatchewan Norfolk Monteregie Northern Sunrise Elgin Prince Edward Island Peterborough Quebec Event Alberta Lac Ste. Anne Chatham-Kent Middlesex Grey-Bruce Wetaskiwin-Leduc Mountain View County Flagstaff Brazeau Parkland CVR Red Deer County
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018/CNW/—ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards...
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The Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards

News ALUS Stories
The Innovation Awards—the Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award and the ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award (now known as the Dave...
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ALUS Ambassadors: Stephen and Katie Hotchkiss

ALUS Ambassadors: Stephen and Katie Hotchkiss

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Elgin Pollination
ALUS Elgin participants Stephen and Katie Hotchkiss are keen on integrating conservation projects into a profitable farm operation. Stephen and...
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Meet ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc’s first participant, Pearl Gregor

Meet ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc’s first participant, Pearl Gregor

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc
Biodiversity is already increasing on the first ALUS projects in Leduc County, Alberta. The farm belonging to ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc’s original...
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Energy and Enthusiasm: ALUS Canada’s Western Hub Field Conference 2017

ALUS Stories Event Alberta Brazeau
Ten Alberta ALUS communities put their heads together at ALUS Canada’s Western Hub Field Conference 2017. By Christine Campbell, ALUS...
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ALUS granted $720,000 by Province for critical flood-prevention work in Alberta

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Parkland
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, May 3, 2018 — Province of Alberta grants $720,000 to ALUS Canada for...
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Strategizing under Big Skies

Manitoba ASAP Little Saskatchewan River ALUS Stories Saskatchewan Event
ALUS Canada’s 2017 Prairie Hub Field Conference a success in Saskatchewan. By Paige Englot, ALUS Canada Prairie Hub Manager Every...
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Fielding All Questions: The annual Eastern Hub Field Conference

Ontario ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island Quebec Event
The annual Eastern Hub Field Conference is a golden opportunity for the ALUS team to share experiences, troubleshoot issues, and...
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Jonathan and Katie MacLennan: Community-Minded

Jonathan and Katie MacLennan: Community-Minded

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
ALUS participants Jonathan and Katie MacLennan strive to make a difference in West Cape, Prince Edward Island. “We’ve seen big...
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ALUS Wins Watershed Award

Press Release ALUS Stories Lacombe Alberta Wetaskiwin-Leduc Mountain View County Red Deer County
Four ALUS communities in Alberta received the 2018 Watershed Ambassador Award from the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance ALUS Canada...
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Charles Murphy: Embracing ALUS

Charles Murphy: Embracing ALUS

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
An architect of the PEI ALUS program describes why it works—taking his own farm as an example. PEI ALUS participant...
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What do Holsteins, Wetlands and Wildlife Have in Common?

What do Holsteins, Wetlands and Wildlife Have in Common?

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
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Darren and Brenda Peters: Doing More

Darren and Brenda Peters: Doing More

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Prince Edward Island
With 20 ALUS projects so far, Darren and Brenda Peters are doing more for soil conservation Darren and Brenda Peters...
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Grandfather and grandson steward their land for future generations in PEI

Grandfather and grandson steward their land for future generations in PEI

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Prince Edward Island
ALUS helps protect water quality and expand wildlife corridors on Circle H Farms When Will Brown takes over Circle H...
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Meet the Farmboys : Bryan and Kyle Maynard

Meet the Farmboys : Bryan and Kyle Maynard

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
Young ALUS participants inspire enthusiasm for agriculture ALUS participants Bryan and Kyle Maynard are young PEI farmers whose farm succession...
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Evangeline Keeps the Streams Clean

Evangeline Keeps the Streams Clean

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island
ALUS helps produce cleaner water on 600 acres of communal grazing land in PEI. As a non-profit organization, the Evangeline...
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In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

Press Release ALUS Stories
Productivity and innovation of farmers and ranchers showcased through ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project Here at ALUS Canada, A Weston...
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Quebec ALUS farmers receive nearly $11,000 before Christmas

Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mont-Saint-Grégoire, December 12, 2017 – Quebec ALUS farmers receive nearly $11,000 in ALUS payments...
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Meet ALUS participants Mary Ellen King and John King

Meet ALUS participants Mary Ellen King and John King

Participant Profile Lambton Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories
The King Farm is a 1,100-acre property in Lambton County, Ontario, that is being stewarded with great skill and care...
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Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

Funders Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Event
PRESS RELEASE – Lambton County, September 19, 2017 — Ontario Trillium Foundation makes significant investment in environmental conservation on farms...
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First-ever ALUS Montérégie field day a success

ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec Event
ALUS Canada was proud to join the team at ALUS Montérégie and approximately 35 guests on September 14, 2017, for...
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David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Funders Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
On August 29, 2017, Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund,"...
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Steward of the Land: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz

Steward of the Land: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Pollination Alberta Red Deer County
“The long-term plan is ensuring the health of the land, plain and simple," says ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron...
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Steward of the Land: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

Steward of the Land: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Pollination Alberta Parkland
"I think the majority of farmers out there are true environmentalists: Most of the ranchers I know are spending a...
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Steward of the Land: Brian Headon, ALUS Vermilion River

Steward of the Land: Brian Headon, ALUS Vermilion River

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta CVR
“As a producer, you do a lot of things for your land knowing you are just the caretaker for a...
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Students Plant New Acres™ in Ontario

Ontario Habitat Reforestation Elgin Pollination Event
High-school students get hands-on lesson in planting native species to produce beneficial ecosystem services on an ALUS Elgin farm. On...
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Drink Mead, Save Bees! ALUS Elgin Benefit Event

Ontario ALUS Stories Elgin Event
There was a lot of buzz about ALUS on April 2, 2017, when ALUS Elgin held a bee-themed benefit at...
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Steward of the Land: Jo-Anne Hallman, ALUS Red Deer County Participant

Steward of the Land: Jo-Anne Hallman, ALUS Red Deer County Participant

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Red Deer County
“Good land stewardship leads to good food,” says ALUS Red Deer County participant Jo-Anne Hallman, who who has enrolled 105...
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Meet PEI ALUS participant Dan MacLean

Meet PEI ALUS participant Dan MacLean

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Prince Edward Island Pollination
ALUS PEI participants Dan and Dori MacLean are the sixth generation of the MacLean family to run Dhachaidh Farms (Gaelic...
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ALUS Canada Hires Agrologist Howie Bjorge

ALUS Stories Alberta Team CVR
PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TILLSONBURG, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring...
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ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Event
More than 100 people gathered at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016, to celebrate the Ontario relaunch...
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New ALUS Community in Lacombe County, Alberta

Press Release ALUS Stories Lacombe Alberta
LACOMBE, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the creation of a new ALUS community in partnership with Lacombe...
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Meet PEI ALUS pioneer, Peter Townshend

Meet PEI ALUS pioneer, Peter Townshend

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Prince Edward Island Pollination
“Prince Edward Island depends on the ecosystem services produced on our working landscapes,” says PEI ALUS participant Peter Townshend. “Through...
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ALUS Relaunches in Alberta

Habitat Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
ALUS Canada announcement at the Edmonton Corn Maze More than 130 people gathered at the Edmonton Corn Maze on July...
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A Bright Future for ALUS in Saskatchewan

Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
ALUS Canada makes special announcement at restored wetland in Saskatchewan The sky was big and blue over Terry Mearns’ beautifully...
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Press Release ALUS Stories
On November 4, 2016, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation & ALUS Canada announced a new $5 million investment to support...
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
TORONTO, October 13, 2016 – ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16”...
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Guided tour of the first ALUS project in Quebec

Press Release ALUS Stories Monteregie Quebec
To celebrate the launch of the first ALUS program Quebec, guests were treated to an excellent picnic and a guided...
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ALUS Wins Alberta Emerald Award

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta
Calgary, Alberta—As the winner of the 2016 Shared Footprint Award, ALUS Canada was among the Eco-Heroes honoured at the 25th...
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No More Brown Snow: ALUS Farmers Win Sustainable Agriculture Award in PEI

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

ALUS Stories Event Alberta Parkland
On September 16th, 2015, Parkland County hosted their inaugural ALUS tour in partnership with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA). The...
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Memorial to ALUS Norfolk’s Gunther Csoff

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

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Norfolk
On May 29, 2015, ALUS Norfolk staff and participants lead 10 students from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environmental...
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ALUS Team Grows in the County of Vermilion River

News ALUS Stories Alberta CVR
Thanks to the County of Vermilion River, ALUS has now grown from its initial demonstration pilot phase into an ongoing...
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ALUS Expands Into Assiniboine Watershed

ASAP Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
Coming to a Slough Near You! The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association...
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ALUS Expands Into Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds

WUQWATR Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
Program Helps Farmers Help the Environment ALUS and watershed leaders gather in front of ALUS banner. (L-R) Jim Fisher, David...
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ALUS Saskatchewan Founding Partner hosts 86th Annual Convention

WUQWATR Press Release ALUS Stories Saskatchewan
On February 19 to 21, 2015, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), a founding partner of ALUS in Saskatchewan, hosted their...
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ALUS Norfolk Participant Named Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the Year

News Ontario ALUS Stories Norfolk
ALUS Norfolk participants Steve and Anita Buehner were recently named the 2014 Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the year by the...
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ALUS Program Earns Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
ALUS Honoured in Ontario The Alternative Land Use Services program was one of nine Ontario entities to earn the 2013...
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ALUS Parkland Riparian Fencing Project

ALUS Parkland Riparian Fencing Project

Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta Parkland
In October 2014, ALUS Parkland program coordinators Krista Quesnel and Gabriel Clarke visited an ALUS participant to help install a...
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer – Kevin Pedersen, Manitoba

(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer – Kevin Pedersen, Manitoba

Participant Profile Manitoba Wetlands Little Saskatchewan River ALUS Stories
In this video, ALUS Little Saskatchewan River participant Kevin Pedersen shows how his family, who have been farming near Newdale,...
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Early ALUS participants in Manitoba, Charles and Meriel Tavernor

Early ALUS participants in Manitoba, Charles and Meriel Tavernor

Participant Profile Manitoba Wetlands Little Saskatchewan River ALUS Stories
Cattle producers Charles and Meriel Tavernor were among the first ALUS participants in Manitoba. On their 1,110-acre farm, just north...
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Kevin Ziola’s ALUS projects help conserve wetlands in Red Deer County

Kevin Ziola’s ALUS projects help conserve wetlands in Red Deer County

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects ALUS Stories Alberta Red Deer County
Like most farmers, Kevin Ziola wants to be a good steward of the land — but it’s been tough for...
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Meet the first participants of ALUS Red Deer County, Keith and Tracy Johnson

Meet the first participants of ALUS Red Deer County, Keith and Tracy Johnson

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Reforestation Alberta Red Deer County
In January 2014, a Delburne-area family became the first in Red Deer County, Alberta, to participate in the ALUS program....
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ALUS Bayham Hosts First Farm Tour

Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories Elgin
As one of the new Ontario communities delivering ALUS in 2013, a few new demonstration projects have been established this...
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Alternative Land Use Services Expands In Alberta

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta Red Deer County
Red Deer County has established the third Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) demonstration project in Alberta. ALUS is a voluntary...
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See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk
For their first-ever demonstration farm site in 2005, ALUS Norfolk established a 30-foot buffer strip along a dry creek drain...
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ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk
ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to habitat rehabilitation. Together, ALUS...
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The Stewardship Ethic of ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte

The Stewardship Ethic of ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Habitat ALUS Stories Alberta CVR
ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte is improving water quality and wildlife habitat in many ways by enhancing wetlands on...
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ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk
Joe Csoff has a number of ALUS projects on his demonstration farm in Norfolk County, Ontario. One of his most...
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Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

Participant Profile Wetlands ALUS Projects Ontario Habitat ALUS Stories Norfolk Pollination
In 2012, ALUS Norfolk participants Greg and Jeff Vermeersch established an eight-foot wide native tallgrass prairie buffer zone surrounding some...
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PEI ALUS participants Dunk River Farms

PEI ALUS participants Dunk River Farms

Participant Profile Wetlands Habitat ALUS Stories Prince Edward Island Pollination
Dunk River Farms Ltd. is a family-owned and operated 5th generation potato farm, located in Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island....
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ALUS Ontario East Launches Its First Demonstration Site

Ontario Ontario East Press Release ALUS Stories
On May 29, 2013, Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Ontario East inaugurated the first of three demonstration projects on the...
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Wetlands Get a Boost in Alberta

Press Release ALUS Stories Alberta CVR
A new funding source for local wetland restoration has opened in Alberta. The province has officially recognized the County of...
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$1.5 Million Gift to Norfolk ALUS From The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Funders Ontario Press Release ALUS Stories
The Norfolk ALUS team is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The $1.5 million...
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