It’s in their Nature

ALUS participants are natural stewards of the environment

Farmers and ranchers who participate in the ALUS program utilize their land to deliver more than just agricultural products. On the frontlines of the climate and biodiversity crises, ALUS participants use their land to generate habitat, biodiversity and sequester carbon. The projects produce incredible benefits, driving additional outcomes for water quality, drought and flood resilience, pollinators and many more ecological goods.

 

Growing Happiness & Biodiversity by the Acre

Marcus & Sarah Riedner

ALUS Mountain View County

On their mixed farming operation in Mountain View County, Alberta, the Riedners have worked with ALUS to improve soil quality eco-buffers and shelterbelts, with great outcomes for carbon sequestration.

Christian Lalande
Image credit: Noel West.
Christian Lalande
Image credit: Noel West.

Growing Happiness & Biodiversity by the Acre

Marcus & Sarah Riedner

ALUS Mountain View County

On their mixed farming operation in Mountain View County, Alberta, the Riedners have worked with ALUS to improve soil quality eco-buffers and shelterbelts, with great outcomes for carbon sequestration.

Image credit: DeLee Grant.

Flood-proofing

Terry and Lynda Mearns

ALUS WUQWATR

After extreme rains caused major flooding in their community, Terry and Lynda Mearns worked with ALUS to improve water storage on their land through the restoration of a wetland.

How to Make Your Farm Work Better

Chris and Vivian Crump

ALUS Middlesex

When the Crumps began to raise cattle on their farm in Ilderton, Ontario, it was a mucky mess. After a lot of hard work, and with support from ALUS and other partners, they’ve created a vibrant landscape that holds and controls the flow of water on their land.

Modeste Watershed Map
Image credit: Huff Media.
Modeste Watershed Map
Image credit: Huff Media.

How to Make Your Farm Work Better

Chris and Vivian Crump

ALUS Middlesex

When the Crumps began to raise cattle on their farm in Ilderton, Ontario, it was a mucky mess. After a lot of hard work, and with support from ALUS and other partners, they’ve created a vibrant landscape that holds and controls the flow of water on their land.

Image credit: Philipe Boivin.

Thinking About Future Generations

Olivier Martin

ALUS Montérégie

Olivier Martin is well known in his community for his dedication to the environment. Through ALUS, he was able to realize his vision for creating thriving ecosystems on his land.

Considerable Dexterity

Evelyn and Mike Lafortune

ALUS Prince Edward Island

On their organic beef farm in Prince Edward Island, Mike and Evelyn has worked with the ALUS program to protect the headwaters of Crooked Creek through the installation of livestock fencing and alternative watering systems.

Modeste Watershed Map
Modeste Watershed Map

Considerable Dexterity

Evelyn and Mike Lafortune

ALUS Prince Edward Island

On their organic beef farm in Prince Edward Island, Mike and Evelyn has worked with the ALUS program to protect the headwaters of Crooked Creek through the installation of livestock fencing and alternative watering systems.

Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

These are just a few of the many participants ALUS works with. They are a part of a movement of landowners across the country and around the world implementing strategies and practices that serve both the human and natural world. Explore the ALUS website to see how we’re creating a healthier, more resilient environment.

ALUS by the Numbers

2021 Snapshot of ALUS’ On the Ground Impact

Active provinces

ALUS communities +4 since last year

Farmers and ranchers participating +244 since last year

Acres of wetland ecosystems +4,331 since last year

Acres of pollinator habitat +4,417 since last year

Acres reforested with native trees and shrubs +874 since last year

Acres of ALUS land +5,354 since last year

Invested by ALUS +$2.3M since last year

Thanks a million to farmers, ranchers and communities multiplying our investment on the ground

ALUS Community Projects

Growing Biodiversity and Resilience for Future Generations

Growing Biodiversity and Resilience for Future Generations

ALUS Chatham-Kent participants, Betty and Allan Hubbell, want their grandchildren to know a world rich in biodiversity Lifelong residents of Chatham-Kent, Betty and Allan have a close relationship to the land. “This land was farmed by my dad since the 1950s, and we...

Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

Larry and Rosanne Bingham, ALUS Trailblazers

A Dream of Wildlife on their Land In 2011, Larry and Rosanne Bingham purchased 160 acres of land with a dream of retiring in a rural setting. Some fifteen kilometres south of Vermilion, Alberta, they found their deal plot of land. The site they chose is dear to them...

Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

Meet Gene and Emily Plihal, ALUS Trailblazers

In Northern Sunrise County, Alberta, a father and daughter are working to preserve wildlife habitat. In 2007, Emily Plihal purchased three quarters of land, primarily to preserve habitat for animals and to restore the natural health of the land. Her father, Gene,...