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Regional ecosystem details for 11.11.18

Regional ecosystem 11.11.18
Vegetation Management Act class Endangered
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 18, 2, 17, 13, (6), (14), (12), (9), (19), (22), (15), (27), (12.1), (1)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 49000 ha; Remnant 2019 4000 ha
Extent in reserves Low
Short description Semi-evergreen vine thicket on old sedimentary rocks with varying degrees of metamorphism and folding
Structure category Dense
Description Semi-evergreen vine thicket. Occurs on undulating plains, rises and gentle slopes of ranges formed on moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 7a)
Supplementary description Speck et al. (1968), Boomer (4), Rosewood, Highworth, Banana (1, 2, 4), Malakoff (7); Gunn and Nix (1977), 95
Protected areas Snake Range NP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Atalaya collina, Brachychiton guymeri, Dansiea elliptica, Graptophyllum excelsum, Hernandia bivalvis, Macropteranthes leiocaulis
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.
Comments This regional ecosystem occurs on more gently slopes that 11.11.5. Extensively cleared for cropping and pasture and subject to fragmentation and associated degradation due to fire and weed invasion.

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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