Art Enns ALUS Grassed Buffer

Ste. Elizabeth


  • Captures nutrient run-off
  • Erosion Reduction
  • Carbon Capture
  • Wildlife and pollinator habitat.


  • Mixture of lowland grasses planted to stabilize soil and capture nutrient runoff
  • Grass is either cut and baled or flash grazed once a year for nutrient removal
  • Removal of grass is done after mid-July to protect possible wildlife nesting sites found within the buffer.

Project Overview

Art had difficulty managing portion of his land alongside the Marsh River due problems to flooding delaying farming. The SRRWD ALUS providing funding for Art to establish a grass buffer in the flood plain along the river and provided him with an annual payment for changing the landuses.  Nutrient runoff is of high priority in these areas; grass buffers/water retention help keep nutrient loss down.