Back at Last

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Fenton Track For the first day back working in the park one of the easier tasks was chosen, to clear some of the minor overgrowth along the track beside Lake Fenton. The day was fine and mild until a dew spots of rain as we were finishing lunch, but that was all over within […]

Wildcare Makes Up for the Shortfall

Friends of Mt Field

Upgrading the K Col Track between K Col and The Watcher in the Mount Field National Park has finally been completed. Construction of a top quality boardwalk there now allows walkers to traverse this fragile and valuable place in comfort while no longer causing environmental damage. This Wildcare Friends of Mount Field (FOMF) project was […]

K Col Track Upgrade – Rambling the Rehabilitating Rodway Range

Friends of Mt Field

Text by Adrian Blackman and photos by Peter Franklin, (Secretary and President respectively of the Friends of Mount Field) The Friends of Mount Field are pleased to announce the completion of their most recent and most ambitious project—upgrading the K Col track between K Col and The Watcher in Mount Field National Park The construction […]

Better Fagus Viewing

Friends of Mt Field

Written by Adrian Blackman Secretary Friends of Mount Field This project involved completing the Lake Fenton Fagus Walk thereby providing easy access for fagus viewing. Fagus, Nothofagus gunnii, is also known as Deciduous Beech. It is a small tree endemic to Tasmania’s high country and is Australia’s only cold climate winter-deciduous tree. Beginning in autumn […]

Invaders

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track The work on this day involved clearing back vegetation growing over the track to Marriotts Falls and the removal of invading weed species. The first 200 metres of the track is through a river reserve that previously had a pine forest and with the pines gone the native vegetation has returned with […]

Fagus

Friends of Mt Field

The Friends of Mount Field have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) to upgrade a short section of track at Lake Fenton. The work involves making the existing track surface smoother by removing rock intrusions and where appropriate lay gravel. It will complement the bridge over […]

Thick and Green

Friends of Mt Field

An area at the Mount Mawson ski tow in Mount Field National Park had undergone some heavy earthworks in 2013 or early 2014 as part of slope grooming. It was then sown with alpine grass seed with some success and covered in a loose hessian. Naturally growth is slow at this 1200m altitude and animal […]

Tarn Shelf 2007 to 2018

Friends of Mt Field

Tarn Shelf In May 2007 we commenced work on the Tarn Shelf in an attempt to confine traffic into a single track. The shelf had become degraded by walkers trying to avoid muddy sections of track and causing track braiding plus creating a whole lot of small pads going all over the place and  quite […]

Out of the Elements

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Fenton  The weather prospects were a bit disconcerting, but the day turned out not too bad at all. Even at the exposed area at lake Fenton, which is subject to the brunt of any wind, there was no problem working, even though a bit blustery and chilly. Party at Belcher Hut, Lake Fenton Greg […]


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