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Regional ecosystem details for 11.12.7

Regional ecosystem 11.12.7
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 2, (9), (1), (1), (13), (7), (8.3)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 92000 ha; Remnant 2019 86000 ha
Extent in reserves Low
Short description Eucalyptus crebra woodland with patches of semi-evergreen vine thicket on igneous rocks (boulder-strewn hillsides)
Structure category Sparse
Description Eucalyptus crebra woodland with patches of semi-evergreen vine thicket. Occurs on boulder strewn hills formed on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 13c)
Supplementary description Gunn et al. (1967), Peakvale
Protected areas Bowling Green Bay NP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Aristida granitica
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 burning in the surrounding vegetation under low fire danger conditions and/or revegetation of cleared areas reduce the risk of damaging wildfires. Exotic grasses, such as Guinea grass and Buffel grass, can fuel fires that carry into and damage vine thickets. Maintain or re-establish native vegetation communities adjacent to this ecosystem. Herbicide control of exotic grasses, or short term grazing, on the edge of vine thickets will reduce the risk of wildfires damaging vine thickets.

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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