No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Alternative Land Use Services Program is designed to increase environmental sustainability by providing financial incentive to agricultural landowners to establish or maintain Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) on agricultural land and/or for the removal of targeted environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.
The focus of the ALUS Program will be to prevent soil erosion and siltation of watercourses and wetlands, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat in targeted areas beyond those covered by PEI’s regulations on agricultural practices.
Comments on Funding:
- expanding buffer zones is $185/hectare/year,
- establishing non-regulated grassed headlands is $185/hectare/year,
- retiring high-sloped land is $150/hectare/year,
- land under conservation structures is $250/hectare/year,
- maintaining livestock fencing adjacent to watercourses and wetlands is $0.30/meter/year,
- delayed hay cutting of long-term forage fields is $62/hectare/year.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
Applicants must submit their completed applications via regular mail or email to the attention of the ALUS Program Officer.
Other Things to Note:
This program is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (2018-2023).