PROFITABLE, ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF NATIVE GRASSLANDS

The name Stipa is not an acronym, but actually the name of a common variety of grass now called Austrostipa. One of the most common grasses of this genus is speargrass.

 

ABOUT STIPA

Stipa is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 1997 by concerned landholders. It focuses on the practical aspects of native grasses and their use in farming.

Stipa Native Grasses Association is very much 'by the people, for the people', educating landholders and property managers about the value of native grasses and the management needed to maintain them. Stipa is run by a volunteer committee of landholders and industry specialists who contribute their expertise to the organisation. It is administered by a Chief Executive Officer, administrative support and various project officers.

Stipa is a progressive group of producers, agency folk and enviros working to conserve native grasslands in Australia using innovative management practices and a collaborative approach. I spoke recently at their annual conference in New South Wales and was impressed with the comraderie and dialogue between elderly ranch families and environmental interests and by the willingness of young pastoralists to put stewardship ahead of short term profits.

Sheldon Atwood, Carrus Land Systems
International speaker at 2007 National Native Grasses Conference Mudgee NSW

 

NATIVE GRASSES

Making A Difference

weeping grass 2.jpg

PROJECTS

NATIVE GRASSES IDENTIFICATION

Sue's US trip.JPG
 
IMG_5258.JPG
 
Upcoming Events
Event
Thu, Jan 09
San Francisco
Jan 09, 2025, 11:30 AM
San Francisco, CA, USA
Don't Miss Out
Share
Event
Thu, Feb 06
San Francisco
Feb 06, 2025, 10:00 AM
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nothing Like It
Share
Event
Mon, Mar 17
San Francisco
Mar 17, 2025, 5:00 PM
San Francisco, CA, USA
Join Us
Share
 

CONTACT STIPA

STIPA Chief Executive Officer: Graeme Hand

PO Box 353
Franklin, Tasmania
7113

0418 532 130

 

©2019 by STIPA. Proudly created with Wix.com