Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Program

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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.

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations who are owners of agricultural land
  • Owners of Agricultural Land.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

  • Retirement of sensitive land
    • Expanding buffer zones;
    • Establishing non-regulated grassed headlands; and
    • Retiring high-sloped land.
  • Land under conservation structures; 
  • Maintain livestock fencing adjacent to watercourses and wetlands; and
  • Delayed hay cutting of long-term forage fields.

Where can I find more information?

When can I submit my application?

Applications for ALUS will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.  Applications received prior to this date and time will not be considered

For more information contact:

ALUS Program Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 


Published date: 
April 3, 2018
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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857

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