Alternative Land Use Services

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) has a simple, yet revolutionary goal: create a healthy landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians.

ALUS Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that supports the delivery of the ALUS program across the country. Active in six provinces to date, the ALUS program provides a financial incentive for producing valuable ecological services on Canadian farmland. These ecological services include clean air, clean water, flood mitigation, climate adaptation, carbon sequestration, species at risk habitat and support for our native bees and pollinators.

Specifically, ALUS helps farmers and ranchers restore wetlands, reforest, plant windbreaks, install riparian buffers, manage sustainable drainage systems, create pollinator habitat and establish other ecologically beneficial projects on their properties. What’s more, ALUS provides annual payments to ensure the ongoing stewardship of each ALUS project.

Leduc County and the County of Wetaskiwin partnered with ALUS Canada to run a joint ALUS program.

Learn more about the ALUS program.

Wetaskiwin-Leduc ALUS program receives support from the Alberta Conservation Association. Learn more here


Kim Barkwell, Sustainable Agriculture Program Coordinator

Contact Us

  1. Kim Barkwell

    Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator

    Tuesday & Friday
    County of Wetaskiwin No. 10
    Office: 780-352-3321, ext. 2271
    Cell: 780-387-6182
    Fax: 780-352-3486
    Toll Free: 800-661-4125

    Alternates Between Leduc and Wetaskiwin Counties

    Monday & Wednesday
    Leduc County
    Office: 780-770-9293
    Cell: 780-387-6182
    Fax: 780-9790032
    Toll Free: 800-379-9052

    Staff Directory