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“I believe that the desire to look after your own land is almost universal. ALUS helps you take that concern and put it into action.” – Gerry Taillieu

Environmental stewardship program gets funding boost

ALUS Canada also recognizes Parkland County rancher Gerry Taillieu with producer innovation award

An organization that supports farmers and ranchers who provide ecosystem services has received $5 million in funding from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. ALUS Canada has also awarded Alberta rancher Gerry Taillieu its inaugural Producer Innovation Award. The $5 million in funding will allow expansion of the ALUS (short for Alternative Land Use Services) program […] Read more

Before and after: In the summer of 2012, cattle were still drinking from a drainage channel that ran through Tomahawk Cattle Ranch. Fencing off the area produced a dramatic change by September 2015.  PHOTOS: PARKLAND COUNTY

Ecological services program catching fire in Alberta

ALUS grew slowly after arriving in Alberta in 2010, but it’s taken off in the 
past year and now 10 counties are on board

The notice in the county newsletter about funding for environmental projects immediately caught the attention of Gerry Taillieu. “I thought, ‘This is something I need to look into’ because it was offering financial assistance to do something we were already going to do,” said the manager of Tomahawk Cattle Ranch, a 14,000-acre operation in Parkland […] Read more