Working Together on Local Solutions to Global Problems

Who We Are

ALUS’ success is built on a network of dedicated farmers and ranchers and strong collaborations and partnerships.

They Make It Possible

Trust-based relationships with the people on the ground


Farmers and ranchers participating in the ALUS Program


Community leaders collaborating on Partnership Advisory Committees (PAC)


National and community partners supporting ALUS in fullfilling its mission

Our Values

Environmental activity is economic activity 

Nature has a value as a public good and those who produce it should be compensated for the value they create. ​ 

Long-term prosperity over short-term profit​

Sustainable, long-term economic prosperity requires a healthy environment and healthy people.

Collaboration over competition ​

Biodiversity loss and climate change are global issues. We need to work together to maximize and aggregate positive outcomes. ​

Community delivery and autonomy​

We value community knowledge and believe communities are best suited to identifying solutions to local environmental problems. ​

Local solutions to global problems ​

We can maximize our global impact by implementing nature-based climate solutions at the local level. 

Slow and steady wins the race​

We stay in the lead by taking the time to make sure our decisions are scientifically sound and align with our mission.

ALUS History

ALUS has a long history of investing in farmers and ranchers who produce clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and other ecosystem goods and services on their farms for the benefit of communities and future generations.

Across the country, the ALUS National Team is made up of passionate, highly committed individuals who bring diverse experiences to the table. The team shares a common goal: to help solve the climate and biodiversity crises.

More than 1,600 farmers and ranchers participate in the ALUS program in Canada. They create, restore and enhance nature on their lands to help build community resilience.

38 communities across Canada are helping farmers and ranchers build and actively manage nature-based projects to address local agricultural and environmental challenges and help solve the crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.​ 

Governments, businesses and philanthropic foundations invest in ALUS Nature & Climate Solutions on agricultural land to generate positive environmental, economic and social outcome.

“Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.”

Aldo Leopold, 1934