Les services écosystémiques

Apprenez plus sur les services écosystémiques produites par les participants ALUS au profit de nos collectivités, l’écosystème et la planète.

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De l’air plus pur, de l’eau plus saine, le captage de carbone, l’augmentation de la biodiversité, les habitats fauniques, les prairies pour les pollinisateurs : voilà quelques services écosystémiques que génèrent les participants au programme ALUS sur leurs exploitations agricoles et fermes d’élevage.

Considérés également comme les bienfaits de la nature, ou les produits et services écologiques, les services écosystémiques s’avèrent indispensables pour l’écosystème, la collectivité et la planète.

Parcourez la présentation ci-dessous pour voir l’ensemble des systèmes écosystémiques appuyés par ALUS.

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Wetland

Wetlands are created to protect wildlife, but provide many other benefits to society such as storing water, filtering nutrients to purify water, and sequester carbon.

Wildlife habitat

ALUS provides incentive payments to plant and maintain native vegetation cover. This cover can include trees, oak savannah, native prairie grasses and pollinator habitat, all of which will sequester carbon with many additional wildlife and erosion control benefits.

Pollinators

A pollinator hedgerow used to provide food and habitat for bees adjacent to farmer's field. More trees, more bees and more carbon stored in the soil benefit ecosystems and society.

Reforestation

Trees provide wildlife habitat, store carbon, can help control soil erosion and link our forests across the working landscape.

Wildlife-friendly fencing

Deer-friendly fencing allows access to wetland and riparian areas while managing cattle use of fragile areas.

Native grasses

ALUS provides incentive to enhance emergent, riparian and upland nesting areas for wildlife.

Henhouse

Hen House nesting structures provide waterfowl with a safe haven from foraging predators like racoons, skunks and foxes. Research shows Hen Houses usage rates of over 50% and nest successes elevated to 70%.

Clean Air

Farmers and ranchers who steward the land and manage ALUS projects also produce the simplest, yet arguably the most important ecosystem service of them all: copious volumes of clean, fresh air.