Pearl Gregor implemented her ALUS projects in 2016, during the first year of the ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program.
Pearl has enrolled a modest number of acres in ALUS, but these acres pack a punch. Pearl’s ALUS projects are new fencing to exclude cattle from two wetlands, an indirect watering system for cattle and willow cuttings along the eastern wetland.
These ALUS projects are producing ecosystem services with important benefits for the community. Excluding cattle from the wetlands produces cleaner water and allows native vegetation to return, enhancing biodiversity. This increased biodiversity is already becoming apparent, particularly in the eastern wetland where ducks are nesting, and a pair of beavers have taken up residence.
The ALUS Wetaskiwin-Leduc program is a partnership between, the County of Wetaskiwin, Leduc County and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative—a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting farmers and ranchers who produce cleaner air, cleaner water, more biodiversity and other ecosystem services in their communities.
Photos taken at Pearl Gregor's farm that showcase her ALUS projects.