Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

Conservation in Saskatchewan is about to take a giant leap forward.

Four rural municipalities in the Wascana Creek and Qu’Appelle River watersheds announced today they will introduce the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program.

Following months of development work, the rural municipalities of South Qu’Appelle, Indian Head, Francis and Lajord, all east of the provincial capital, are lined up to implement Canada’s leading ecological goods and services program.

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) has a simple, yet revolutionary goal…create a healthy, working landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians. Under ALUS, farmers receive payments to deliver a variety of environmental services like improved wetlands, riparian areas and native grasslands. Read Full Article