Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)
ALUS Peterborough will share establishment costs (for materials and labour) with the landowner or manager. ALUS Peterborough will also provide an annual payment, based on competitive local land rental rates, for land that is taken out of production for a habitat restoration or wetland enhancement project.
ALUS Peterborough is looking for agricultural producers whose farms will benefit from the establishment of native prairie, pollinator habitat, multi-row shelterbelts, reforestation, enhanced and expanded riparian areas, watering systems, nesting structures and/or fencing around water bodies, as well as from wetland restoration, creation and enhancement.
Our priority is taking marginal, unproductive, inefficient, or environmentally sensitive lands out of agricultural production and putting them into the production of environmental goods and services. It is not the goal of this program to remove good farmland from production.
Kate joined the OFAH in 2017 as the Terrestrial Specialist with the Invading Species Awareness Program and now works as coordinator of the ALUS Peterborough Program. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours degree from Trent University and Ecosystem Management diplomas from Sir Sandford Fleming College. Kate’s interest in local stewardship and restoration initiatives also led her to her voluntary role as part of the Peterborough County Stewardship board. She enjoys spending time on the water and in the woods, backcountry camping, cycling, fishing, and birding.
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ALUS Peterborough Officially Launched – October 13, 2018
On Saturday October 13, 2018, the ALUS Peterborough program officially kicked off with their launch event at the OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre in Peterborough. There was a roster of speakers and presentations that featured some of the projects ALUS Peterborough has completed in the last two years. Following the presentations, there was a bus tour that travelled to the Omemee/Lindsay area and visited two of the project sites.
Speakers at each of the project sites shared some insights into the project and highlighted key features of the ALUS program that make it unique in the Canadian conservation landscape.
Please visit www.alus.ca/alus_community/alus-peterborough for more information about the ALUS Peterborough program.