Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)

Communications and Outreach for the ALUS Alberta Municipal Alliance (AAMA)

Total Funded: $30,000
Location: Rural Focus, Alberta

The AAMA is made up of ten ALUS communities, led by ALUS in partnership with municipalities. These programs are changing private land and conservation dynamics in several ways: they incentivize conservation activities on agricultural land by paying for ecosystem services; they build ownership over conservation and community support (each community forms a Partnership Advisory Committee made up of farmers, municipal officials, realtors, watershed based conservation groups, etc.); and they achieve measurable, verified conservation.