What is New Acre Project?

New Acre Project helps corporations exceed sustainability objectives by supporting farmers and ranchers to build nature on their land one acre at a time.

We Improve Wetlands

A degraded wetland can be enhanced to improve water quality and provide flood defence.

We Create Habitats

A sloping field that’s expensive to farm can be managed as a forest to provide a home for wildlife and improve air quality.

We Build Grasslands

A riverbank that’s eroding can be reimagined as a grassland to keep nutrients out of waterways, sequester carbon and create wildlife habitat.

We Protect Species

A farmer can be rewarded for delaying their first cut of hay to allow threatened bird species to fledge their young.

Improve
Wetlands

Create
Habitats

Build
Grasslands

Protect
Species

We Improve Wetlands

A degraded wetland can be enhanced to improve water quality and provide flood defence.

We Create Habitats

A sloping field that’s expensive to farm can be managed as a forest to provide a home for wildlife and improve air quality.

We Build Grasslands

A riverbank that’s eroding can be reimagined as a grassland to keep nutrients out of waterways, sequester carbon and create wildlife habitat.

We Protect Species

A farmer can be rewarded for delaying their first cut of hay to allow threatened bird species to fledge their young.

As Canada’s population grows, our wetlands, woodlands and grasslands are shrinking under land-use and climate-change pressures.

500K

more people live in Canada this year than in 2019

50%

of wildlife species in Canada are in decline

$1.3B

cost of severe weather in Canada in 2019

98%

loss of wetlands near major urban centres

Be a force for good.

Meet your environmental, social and governance goals.

Every acre that is restored and maintained on the working landscape returns social and environmental equity.

Whether your interest is water, air, pollinators or wildlife, you can tailor your sponsorship to target the issues that matter most to your organization and produce lasting benefits for the communities you serve.

Make a difference. Make an acre.

“Nature is one of the most powerful tools we have to help communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. By using what already exists in nature we can help preserve the health of the environment, while also generating positive social and economic benefits.”

-Nicole Vadori,
Head of Environment,
TD BANK

Get transparent metrics to tell your story.

You will receive regular reports detailing the concrete benefits generated through your contribution, featuring the metrics that matter to you.

26%

Wetlands

31%

Grasslands

24%

Modified Agriculture Practices

19%

Native Shrubs & Trees

26%

Wetlands

31%

Grasslands

24%

Modified Agriculture Practices

19%

Native Shrubs & Trees

Get transparent metrics to tell your story.

You will receive regular reports detailing the concrete benefits generated through your contribution, featuring the metrics that matter to you.

“We are very proud of our participants, who are on the frontlines of environmental stewardship in this country.”

Bryan Gilvesy

CEO – Alus Canada &
New Acre Project

“We are very proud of our participants, who are on the frontlines of environmental stewardship in this country.”

Bryan Gilvesy

CEO – Alus Canada &
New Acre Project

Meet the New Acre team

Katherine Balpataky

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Mary-Ellen Anderson

Head of Special Projects and Innovation

Michelle Primus

Vice-President of Donor Relations

Rhonda King

Western Canada Lead

Jill Weaver

Manager of business
development

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