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 […]

Reducing Shortcuts

Friends of Mt Field

Mount Field Visitor Centre Since the new path to Russell Falls was opened there has been a problem of visitors taking a shortcut by leaving the path and trampling areas that would otherwise regenerate.  Screening plants have now been put in to attempt to halt this action.  It has become much more of a problem […]

Mount Field Walkers Enjoy Improved Windy Moor Crossing

Friends of Mt Field

A new boardwalk has been completed at Mount Field National Park, to both protect the fragile alpine plants and improve walker experience. This ambitious project by the Friends of Mount Field has been completed both on time and on budget. Construction of a top quality boardwalk over Windy Moor now allows walkers to traverse this fragile and valuable […]

Made Possible by Wildcare

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Nicholls Track This was a mixed day of work between installing signs and trimming vegetation on the Lake Nicholls Track.  The FOMF have produced signs on the history of Beatties Tarn, Lake Nicholls and Lake Rayner with a grant from Wildcare.  We also have signs for some other locations but on this day, it was just the three mentioned […]

Great to Be Out There

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Nicholls Track Saturday 20 January 2018 On a warm sunny morning we organised the tasks to be undertaken. Alan opted to spend the day watering plants at the visitor centre, while the rest of us either went for trimming vegetation or adding marker poles to the upper sections of the track between Lake Rayner […]

Adding Softness

Friends of Mt Field

A grant from NRM South allowed the Friends of Mount Field to buy plants, stakes and tree guards to rehabilitate an area beside a new path to Russell Falls. We selected musk (Olearia argophylla), dogwood (Pomaderris apetala) and myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) which grow naturally in the area and they will make the site more attractive. Meg and Greg planting […]


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