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Regional ecosystem details for 1.5.3

Regional ecosystem 1.5.3
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 3, 1, 4, 2, (2.8), (2.7), (2.2), (4.2), (4.7), (4.3), (2.3)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 290000 ha; Remnant 2017 289000 ha
Extent in reserves Low
Short description Eucalyptus leucophloia low open woodland to woodland on sandy and gravelly red soils
Structure category Very sparse
Description Eucalyptus leucophloia low open woodland to woodland sometimes with shrubby understorey dominated by Acacia spp. Usually Triodia spp. dominated ground cover. Includes areas of Corymbia terminalis woodland. Occurs on undulating plateau surfaces, valley infill and outwash plains (BVG1M: 19a)
Supplementary description Christian et al. (1954), Wonorah, Yelvertoft; Neldner (1991), 31
Protected areas Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, Lawn Hill (Stockyard Creek) RR, Lawn Hill (Littles Range) RR, Lawn Hill (Arthur Creek) RR, Lawn Hill (Lilydale) RR, Lawn Hill (Widdallion) RR, Camooweal Caves NP, Lawn Hill (Gregory) RR
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.
Comments Widespread throughout the bioregion.

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.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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