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Regional ecosystem details for 1.12.2

Regional ecosystem 1.12.2
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 3
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 19000 ha; Remnant 2017 19000 ha
Extent in reserves No representation
Short description Eucalyptus melanophloia low open woodland on low granite hills and torfields
Structure category Very sparse
Description Eucalyptus melanophloia subsp. nana low open woodland over Triodia spp. with occasional Terminalia aridicola. Acacia spp. understorey. Occurs on tor fields and low rounded hills on foliated biotite granite; skeletal and shallow coarse sands. (BVG1M: 17b)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
1.12.2x1: [Not in RE version 11]²: This RE is now mapped as 1.12.7. Terminalia aridicola and Brachychiton collinus low open woodland. Acacia spp. shrub layer and ground layer of Triodia spp. and tussock grasses. Occurs on tor fields and low rounded hills on foliated biotite granite. (BVG1M: 29b)
Supplementary description Christian et al. (1954), Waverley
Special values Tor fields and associated caves and crevices significant for some fauna, e.g. bats.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Storm season to early dry season. INTENSITY: Low to moderate. INTERVAL: 4 - 10 years. Ensure some areas are long (10-20 years) unburnt. Adjust intervals/frequency according to rainfall-drought cycles, fuel accumulation and previous fire history. STRATEGY: Ensure burns are undertaken across the landscape at a range of frequencies to create a mosaic of times since fire. Apply numerous small burns every year to achieve a mosaic and reduce risks of wildfire across vast areas of the landscape. Maintain burnt areas < 20%. ISSUES: Rainfall is a major factor affecting spinifex growth, such that a very wet year or a series of wet years may boost the spinifex fuel load leading to the possibility of extensive wildfire in subsequent years. Burning requires some sensitivity in tor fields with their associated caves and crevices which may be significant for fauna, such as microbats.
Comments 1.12.2: Subject to mining.

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 remnant regional ecosystem mapping. Figures are rounded for simplicity. For more precise estimates, including breakdowns by tenure and other themes see remnant vegetation in Queensland.

2 Superseded: Revision of the regional ecosystem classification removed this regional ecosystem code from use. It is included in the regional ecosystem description database because the RE code may appear in older versions of RE mapping and the Vegetation Management regulation.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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