An ALUS farmer in Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been awarded the 2015 Hon Gilbert R. Clements Award for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture.
Prince Edward Island's Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program was launched in 2008 and today has more than 400 clients. PEI is the first Province in Canada to have a provincially supported province-wide ALUS program. The program is jointly managed by the PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the PEI Department of Environment, Labour and Justice.
Shawn Hill | ALUS coordinator | email@example.com (902) 836-8916
PEI ALUS now boasts more than 400 program participants with 3454 hectares currently enrolled in the province-wide program. Following are the current program numbers… 1411 hectares of high slope land has been retired from agricultural production and converted to various ecological goods and services. More than 200,000 meters of new fencing has been installed. Tree […]
John MacQuarrie, the provincial Deputy Minister who brought ALUS to PEI, has moved from the environment department to agricultural. As the new Deputy Minister for Ag, MacQuarrie says he’s ideally positioned to maintain the growth ALUS in the province. “ALUS is a tool that farmers can use themselves,” says MacQuarrie. “It’s community-desgned and farmer delivered […]