ALUS Lanark


The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority are partnering to deliver the ALUS Lanark program, an agricultural stewardship program aimed at creating, restoring, enhancing, managing, and maintaining ecosystem services on agricultural land. Delivered within the boundary of Lanark County, ALUS Lanark is made possible with the financial support of ALUS Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

ALUS Lanark is a community-based and farmer-delivered program that provides technical and financial support to farmers, as well as annual payments to ensure the ongoing stewardship of ecosystem services on their land.

Projects supported will depend on available funding each year. Projects should be on marginal, ecologically sensitive, or inaccessible land, and may include:

  • Wetland creation, enhancement, or restoration
  • Reforestation, windbreaks, shelterbelts, and buffers
  • Grassland restoration
  • Pollinator habitat and wildlife food plots
  • Delayed cut and delayed grazing
  • Erosion control and livestock exclusion
  • Habitat structures
  • Other ecologically beneficial projects

To be eligible:

  • Projects must be within Lanark County.
  • Landowners must have a valid Farm Business Registration Number.
  • Projects will not replace existing habitat with a new habitat type.
  • Projects will not remove more than 20% of land from a farming operation.

If you have any questions, contact the Rural Clean Water Program at 613-692-3571 ext. 1136 or via email at .

Ready to apply? Click here for instructions or download your application form here. Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to e-sign your form.

Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario