Leduc County

Sustainable Agriculture

Feeding on-farm change through knowledge and support

The Sustainable Agriculture program is a partnership between Leduc County, the County of Wetaskiwin and the Government of Alberta. It focuses on the active farming community.

Sustainable Agriculture program

The Sustainable Agriculture program:

Contact

Kim Barkwell, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
Phone: 780-387-6182
Fax: 780-979-0032
Email: kimb@leduc-county.com

ALUS

Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS)

Did you know that Wetaskiwin and Leduc County offer the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program to resident farmers and ranchers?

ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, is a national program helping farmers and ranchers to produce cleaner air, cleaner water and other ecosystem benefits in their communities.

ALUS Canada provides support to local programs, such as Wetaskiwin and Leduc, to administer, establish and maintain community projects with participant farmers.

ALUS helps farmers and ranchers restore wetlands, reforest, plant windbreaks, install riparian buffers, create pollinator habitat and establish other ecologically-beneficial projects on their properties.

Types of ALUS projects:

  • Riparian projects that will provide critical wildlife habitat and improve water quality
  • Wetlands projects that improve water quality and offset the impact of droughts
  • Native prairie projects that will provide further natural grazing and haying options
  • Pollinator planting projects that will provide habitat for native bees
  • Many other projects that produce valuable ecosystem services

Contact

Kim Barkwell, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
Phone: 780-387-6182
Fax: 780-979-0032
Email: kimb@leduc-county.com