What We Do

ALUS supports the delivery of projects of ecological benefit on farms and ranches across the country, producing valuable ecosystem services for the benefit of communities.

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Community-developed and farmer-delivered, ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) is a charitable organization that sustains agriculture and biodiversity for the benefit of communities and future generations.

ALUS channels the funding provided by individuals, governments, foundations and corporations where it can have the greatest real-world impact for the environment: by investing it in farmers and ranchers who are the stewards of Canada’s working landscape.

ALUS provides direct financial and technical support to a network of more than 1,100 farmers and ranchers in 31 communities who deliver ecosystem services in their communities, such as cleaner air, cleaner water, carbon sequestration, erosion control, flood and drought mitigation, pollinator and wildlife habitat. On more than 32,000 acres, these farmers and ranchers restore wetlands, install riparian buffers, plant windbreaks and ecobuffers, manage sustainable drainage systems, create pollinator habitat and establish other ecologically beneficial projects.


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