ALUS in Alberta – Good News for American Duck Hunters – ‘Farmers Conservation Plan’ Launches on Breeding Grounds

January 20, 2010 by  

Today’s launch of the first Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) pilot program in Alberta—a prime duck-producing province—is great news for U.S. hunters. Designed by Delta Waterfowl and backed by several Canadian farm groups, ALUS compensates agricultural producers for providing ecological goods and services, including waterfowl habitat, on their working lands—lands that in time Delta Waterfowl hopes will rival the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in duck production.
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