ALUS - Alternative Land Use Services

Alternative Land Use Services

For information on the ALUS program please contact coordinator Chris Elder at
780-853-7844 cell or by email at



MISSION:  ALUS Canada's mission is to enable Canadians to provide direct support to a national network of farmers and ranchers delivering ecosystem services in their communities, including clean are, clean water, carbon sequestration, erosion control, flood mitigation, pollinator support and wildlife habitat.
VISION: Community-developed and farmer-delivered, ALUS sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians, one acre at a time.



Find ALUS on Twitter (@ALUSCanada), Facebook (ALUSCanada), and Instagram (@ALUS Canada)

ALUS YouTube Channel 

Want to do more for ALUS in our Region?  

Feel free to donate to our ALUS-VERMILION program via this link


AWES EcoBuffer Fact Sheet
Cows and Fish Value of Wetlands Fact Sheet
Cows and Fish Crops, Creeks and Sloughs Fact Sheet


Video with ALUS participant - Brian Headon 

Stewards of the Land Video

ALUS in Wonderland video


In 2014 we received the Ministers Award of Excellence in Innovation for our work with the ALUS program from Alberta Municipal Affairs.  The award was presented to us at both the annual Alberta Urban Municipalities (AUMA) Conference and the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) Conference.  Thank you to all our ALUS supporters, participants and staff for a great job! The program wouldn't be the same without our partner agencies: Delta Waterfowl, ACA, ESRD, and Cows & Fish.   

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