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ALUS – ASAP (ALUS SASKATCHEWAN ASSINIBOINE PROJECT)

They say “wetlands and upland habitat are of value to all of society”. This is true, so is the fact that the farmer is predominantly responsible for and is often expected to preserve these acres at their own expense. As stewards of the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else.

ALUS stands for Alternative Land Use System. ALUS is a NEW MODEL FOR CONSERVATION based on the theme of ‘farm the best and leave the rest’. The focus is on the agricultural productive capability of the land while preserving ecologically sensitive areas and returning marginal areas back to natural ecosystems through perennial forage establishment.

Organized drainage and conservation can co-exist. SaskFSA has partnered with the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) and ALUS Canada under the ASAP acronym to provide farmers with an annual payment for preserving existing ecosystem services.  ASAP is not about restoring wetlands, it’s simply about preserving existing wetland and upland habitat. “GREEN” and “CONSERVATION” is the future and is a large part of what farmers do on a day to day basis.

ALUS simply recognizes and compensates farmers and ranchers for  THEIR ROLE IN PRESERVATION.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

 

Examples of acres enrolled in ASAP:
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CONTACT SASKFSA FOR MORE INFO AND TO ENROLL ASAP ACRES TODAY!  SaskFSA@gmail.com

 

 

ALUS-ASAP PRESERVATION PARTNERS:

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