ALUS Northern Sunrise Program Coordinator, Becky Devaleriola, is the boots on the ground working with the Producer’s to create cleaner air, cleaner water, and more biodiversity. Becky is based in Northern Sunrise County near Peace River. ALUS Northern Sunrise is currently the most northernly ALUS program in Canada. The program was established in 2016. Becky is a passionate advocate for the need to build the production of ecosystem services into the working landscape.

 

Workshop

When OR isn’t enough: Conservation AND Production on Agricultural Lands

In a world facing increased demand on food production, it is no longer sufficient to set aside reserves for nature, dichotomizing conservation or industry. We need to find a way to do both: conservation AND production.

In partnership with farmers and ranchers, ALUS Canada is exploring new opportunities to allow nature and agriculture to coexist, using payments for ecosystem services as a market mechanism. How can we collectively develop the markets for ecosystem services to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals? We’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of deploying projects on the ground which allow us to move beyond conservation to production.

This workshop is co-hosted with Christine Campbell, Western Hub Manager for ALUS Canada.

 

Look for this presentation in the Thursday Afternoon program at 1:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

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