ALUS in Action

Through projects funded by ALUS Canada, ALUS farmers and ranchers actively produce ecosystem services on the working landscape. Click the links below to see stories, photos and videos about specific ALUS projects on the ground across Canada.

PEI ALUS participants Reeves Farms

Prince Edward Island

Reeves Farms Inc. is a 6th generation dairy farm located in Freetown, PEI, that participates in the ALUS program.
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ALUS WUQWATR projects on Robin Nell’s Farm, Saskatchewan

WUQWATR, Saskatchewan

ALUS WUQWATR participant Robin Nell has several ALUS projects on his Saskatchewan farm.
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PEI ALUS participants Dunk River Farms

WUQWATR, Prince Edward Island

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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Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

Norfolk, Ontario

ALUS Norfolk helped Greg Vermeersch establish native tallgrass prairie on Van Meer Farms, an 8,000-acre operation in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

Norfolk, Ontario

ALUS Norfolk helped participant Joe Csoff rehabilitate a washed-out gully and establish a thick vegetated buffer near the North Creek wooded ravine.
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The Stewardship Ethic of ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte

CVR, Alberta

ALUS Vermilion River participant Trent Selte is improving water quality and wildlife habitat in many ways by enhancing wetlands on his farm in County of Vermilion River, Alberta.
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ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

Norfolk, Ontario

ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to native prairie grasses, trees and shrubs around a new wetland, doing his part to help protect Delhi's supply of drinking water.
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See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

Norfolk, Ontario

In these photos, follow the nine-year evolution of the first ALUS Norfolk demonstration project, located on Vic Janulis' farm.
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Meet the first participants of ALUS Red Deer County, Keith and Tracy Johnson

Red Deer County, Alberta

In January 2014, the Johnson family became the first in ALUS participants in Red Deer County, Alberta.
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Kevin Ziola’s ALUS projects help conserve wetlands in Red Deer County

Red Deer County, Alberta

ALUS Red Deer participant Kevin Ziola used ALUS funding to create year-round watering systems to help conserve the creek and wetlands on his land.
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Early ALUS participants in Manitoba, Charles and Meriel Tavernor

Little Saskatchewan River, Manitoba

Cattle producers Charles and Meriel Tavernor are among the first ALUS participants in Manitoba.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer – Kevin Pedersen, Manitoba

Little Saskatchewan River, Manitoba

In this video, ALUS Little Saskatchewan River participant Kevin Pederson shows how his family is incorporating ALUS projects into their farming practices.
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ALUS Parkland Riparian Fencing Project

Parkland, Alberta

ALUS Parkland program coordinators help install an ALUS fencing project that will protect creeks and the shoreline of Lake Isle.
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Steward of the Land: Jo-Anne Hallman, ALUS Red Deer County Participant

Red Deer County, Alberta

Meet ALUS Red Deer County participant Jo-Anne Hallman, who has enrolled 105 acres in the ALUS program: ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" video series
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Steward of the Land: Brian Headon, ALUS Vermilion River

CVR, Alberta

Meet Brian Headon, an ALUS Vermilion River participant and PAC member, in a video from ALUS' "Stewards of the Land" series.
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Meet PEI ALUS pioneer, Peter Townshend

CVR, Prince Edward Island

The Townshends maintain many ALUS projects on their farm to prevent erosion and keep sediment and agricultural inputs out of local streams and rivers, helping to protect PEI’s water supply.
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Steward of the Land: ALUS Parkland’s Carla Rhyant

Parkland, Alberta

ALUS Parkland's Carla Rhyant appears in ALUS' "Stewards of the land" video series.
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ALUS participant David Francis of Lady Fane, PEI

Parkland, Prince Edward Island

ALUS projects are helping the Francis family to produce cleaner water, a valuable ecosystem service for the people of Prince Edward Island.
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Steward of the Land: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz

Red Deer County, Alberta

Video: ALUS Red Deer County participant Aron Lutz has established a dozen ALUS projects on 41 acres of his land.
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