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Welcome to the next generation of Canadian conservation; Welcome to the New Acre™ Project. Our proven model produces cleaner air, cleaner water and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat; your company can lead the way in creating a brighter, cleaner future for your communities. Incorporate New Acre Project into your corporate sponsorship portfolio today! Learn more: http://alus.ca/newacreproject/
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What ecotypes can you support through New Acre™ Project? ALUS works to enhance wetlands, grasslands and woodlands across Canada. Learn more on our sleek new web page: http://alus.ca/newacreproject/

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How can you help the more than 850 bee species in Canada? Investing in New Acre™ Project is a great place to start. Learn more about wild pollinators in this article about the work of University of Guelph pollinator expert Nigel Raine, who offers several ways farmers and ranchers can support vital pollinators and other beneficial insects. Read the Western Producer article here: http://ow.ly/A03i30f1ES1
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Make a difference. Make an acre. Learn more about investing in New Acre™ Project: http://alus.ca/newacreproject/
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On August 29, 2017, Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and the national charitable organization ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.
Speaking at the Indigenous Plant Species Biome garden at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Mr. Bissett gave a ringing endorsement of ALUS as the new generation of Canadian conservation.
"It's all very well to promote conservation," he said, "but we can't regulate farmers into providing ecosystem services; we have to work with them, and provide the resources to encourage them to produce these valuable services. That's why ALUS is a great way to go."
"David Bissett is a long-time supporter of the program, and we are thrilled he has renewed his support for ALUS," said Bryan Gilvesy, CEO of ALUS Canada. "By funding ALUS' work on privately owned parcels of agricultural land, the Bissett Action Fund will increase ecosystem services beneficial to all Albertans."
Read the full press release here: http://ow.ly/S7VB30eN8Ch

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“Farming Communities Produce More Than Food”
This Food Tank article describes how ALUS works with communities rather than imposing a single national model across Canada. In this way, as journalist Caroline Kamm writes, “the organization is able to develop alternative land-uses that work with the needs of each farmer or rancher. Some of their key projects include planting native pollinator habitat, reforestation, and wetland restoration. In total, the land involved in these projects covers more than 18,000 acres.”
And with our new sponsorship program, the New Acre™ Project, caring Canadian corporations can invest in healthy ecosystems and produce lots of cleaner air, cleaner water, and increased biodiversity.
Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2sqzIMP

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Wondering how your dollars can really make a difference for the communities you serve? How about giving them cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity? And that’s not all... here are the Top 10 ecosystem services produced by New Acre™ Project in Canada:
1. Carbon sequestration
2. Biodiversity
3. Water filtration
4. Pollinator habitat
5. Erosion control
6. Species-at-risk habitat
7. Flood control
8. Drought mitigation
9. Climate adaptation
10. Community resilience

Learn more: http://ow.ly/opg930eHzRd
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How does New Acre™ Project work? Your support helps farmers and ranchers steward their land to produce acres of ecosystem services like cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity. Find out how to take your business a step further: newacre@alus.ca
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Earlier this year, ALUS Canada gained unanimous support from Ontario's Norfolk County Council for a proposal seeking higher-level government funding to study the effect of upstream projects (namely, riparian buffers) on water quality (such as phosphorous loading) and flood control downstream (including in the Great Lakes).
In other words, ALUS is working hard to prove it's worthwhile to invest in wetlands on Canadian farms and ranches. “We’re trying to establish what they’re worth,” said ALUS Canada CEO Bryan Gilvesy.
Read the full article here: http://ow.ly/vRYa30ecXGZ

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Cleaner air. Cleaner water. New wildlife habitats. These are just a few benefits of New Acre™ Project. With your support, farmers and ranchers will dedicate acres of marginal farmland to the production of ecosystem services, with significant benefits for the environment, the community, and society as a whole. Learn how you can make a difference: http://alus.ca/newacreproject/
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