Newsletter

FOMS Newsletter #19, September 2017

FOMS Newsletter Spring 2017 coverThis newsletter edition features:

  • FOMS’ efforts to repair walking trails at the Peake
  • An introductory trip for members making their first trip under the FOMS banner
  • Some high-tech advances by FOMS using a drone
  • The current situation re proposed fencing at Levi Springs
  • A spring grazing trial at Billa Kalina
  • Complications with the spring burning trial at Finniss Springs
  • Efforts by DEWNR to curtail cattle intrusion into Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park
  • FOMS meeting with the Marla Oodnadatta NRM Group
  • The new Arid Lands NRM Plan

FOMS Newsletter #17, May 2016

FOMS newsletter May 2016 coverThis newsletter edition features:

  • We celebrate 10 years of FOMS and welcome the new FOMS Patron, Lynn Brake.
  • We report on the imminent FOMS field trip to Dalhousie Springs to assist the Friends of The Simpson Parks (FOS) with their annual working bee.
  • We provide an update on DEWNR’s Desert Jewels project aimed at improved management of mound springs in SA.
  • We report on a new strategic management plan to be developed for the GAB.
  • We also report on a targeted FOMS work trip – in late July 2016 –to maintain and repair fencing around springs on several pastoral stations.

FOMS Newsletter #16, October 2015

Dr Rien Habermehl describes the fault-line at Finniss Springs
Dr Rien Habermehl describes the fault-line at Finniss Springs

This newsletter edition features:

FOMS Newsletter #14, September 2013

Colin Harris installing sign at Cutting Grass Spring
Colin Harris installing sign at Cutting Grass Spring

This newsletter edition features:Major funding secured by SA Arid Lands NRM Board for Mound Springs Management Project

  • Major funding secured by SA Arid Lands NRM Board for Mound Springs Management Project
  • FOMS Field Trip August 2013
  • Mound Springs Trip May 2013: Maintaining the Walking Trails
  • GAB Researchers’ Forum held in Adelaide
  • Surviving a Changing Environment: Behaviour and Ecology of a Desert-Dwelling Fish
  • Lake Eyre – Native Title and a re-naming
  • Farewell Bill Giles

FOMS Newsletter #13, October 2012

A rare sight, water surrounding Beresford Hill, May 2012
A rare sight, water surrounding Beresford Hill, May 2012

This newsletter edition features:

  • FOMS Members have successful trip to Queensland Springs
  • A Territorian Perspective
  • Mud, mud, glorious mud
  • GAB springs researchers win South Australian Spatial Excellence award for innovation
  • Strangways and Peake Walking Trails in Good Shape
  • New Access Facilities at Blanche Cup and The Bubbler
  • Roxby Buffel Busters take a stand
  • The Neales Catchment under Scrutiny
  • Vale Adam Plate

FOMS Newsletter #12, October 2011

Some of the FOMS volunteers at Strangways. From left: John Childs, Bill Giles, Hadyn Hanna, Colin Harris, Bernice Cohen, Chris Hanna, Leigh Childs, Anne Jensen
Some of the FOMS volunteers at Strangways. From left: John Childs, Bill Giles, Hadyn Hanna, Colin Harris, Bernice Cohen, Chris Hanna, Leigh Childs, Anne Jensen

This newsletter edition features:

  • FOMS volunteers construct trails at Strangways and the Peake
  • FOMS to receive water quality logger
  • DENR plans new infrastructure at Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park