About the Consortium ...
The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium is a group of wildflower enthusiasts who share a common aim to undertake projects that assist in managing the habitats supporting many of the wildflower species unique to the Granite Belt.
Credit for the formation of the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium is attributed to Mr Paul Donatiu, who, in 2004 was the Ecoregion Program Manager for World Wildlife Fund for Nature. Whilst undertaking work in the Granite Belt, he approached the then Stanthorpe Shire Council to see what could be done about raising awareness and protecting the Granite Belt’s wildflowers. It was agreed that work was required in this area, but it was decided that a broader group was needed made up of stakeholders who had a key interest to achieve similar outcomes.
The Consortium is an incorporated association in it's own right, but is made up of representatives from affiliated groups who have an interest in the projects the Consortium undertakes, or has the Consortium as a major stakeholder in their projects.
The Consortium also includes amateur botanists, private landholders who have areas with plants of significance, people who have skills relevant to the Consortium's projects, or members of the general public who have an interest in the Consortium's projects.
WHAT DO WE DO?
WHAT WILL YOU FIND OUT?
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The members of the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium assist with species identification, community education and landholder management of habitats in which wildflowers exist.
Readers can use this site to find out about our immensely popular wildflower walks hosted by consortium members each spring, or publications the consortium produces. You can also find information that may assist you in maintaining your little piece of the Granite Belt in a manner that allows you to keep enjoying Granite Belt wildflowers from year to year.
Readers can find out how to manage the major threats to our wildflower habitats that include:
Inappropriate fire regimes
The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium became incorporated in July 2013 under the Qld Associations Incorporations Act 1981.
Our incorporation number is IA41209.
The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortiums's ABN number is
54 508 191 896.
The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium is not registered for GST.
The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium is not eligible to receive tax deductible gifts.