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Regional ecosystem details for 11.10.8

Regional ecosystem 11.10.8
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 6, 21, 24, 11, 18, 5, 22, 15, (13), (27), (1), (2), (14), (9.4), (16), (2)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 13000 ha; Remnant 2019 8000 ha
Extent in reserves Medium
Short description Semi-evergreen vine thicket in sheltered habitats on medium to coarse-grained sedimentary rocks
Structure category Dense
Description Semi-evergreen vine thicket and microphyll rainforest. Occurs on medium to coarse-grained sediments that may be subject to local enrichment from adjacent rocks such as basalt as well as seepage. (BVG1M: 7a)
Supplementary description Fensham: (1995); Fensham and Streimann (1997)
Protected areas Palmgrove NP (S), Cania Gorge NP, Snake Range NP, Tooloombah Creek CP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Cerbera dumicola, Cossinia australiana, Sannantha brachypoda
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: This vegetation requires protection from wildfire. Protection primarily relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country with numerous small fires throughout the year so that wildfires will be very limited in extent. Maintenance of fire breaks may be appropriate on flat country, but natural features will be useful as breaks in 'wild' country. ISSUES: Fuel reduction in the surrounding vegetation under low fire danger conditions and/or revegetation of cleared areas reduce the risk of damaging wildfires. Maintain or re-establish native vegetation communities adjacent to this ecosystem. Grazing may be useful in managing fuel loads created by introduced grasses such as buffel.

1 Estimated extent is from version 12 pre-clearing and 2019 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
12 March 2021
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