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.