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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.10

Regional ecosystem 12.2.10
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 4, (8)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 11000 ha; Remnant 2021 10000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus planchoniana +/- Corymbia gummifera, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa, Banksia aemula low woodland on dunes and sand plains, especially southern sand mass islands. Usually deeply leached soils
Structure code Low Woodland
Description Eucalyptus planchoniana +/- Corymbia gummifera, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa, Banksia aemula low woodland to low open forest. Occurs on deeply leached Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 29a).

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.2.10x1: Melaleuca sieberi low open forest +/- Casuarina glauca, Melaleuca quinquenervia usually with emergent Eucalyptus tereticornis and a shrub layer containing Melaleuca nodosa. Occurs on Quaternary coastal beach ridges and sandplains. Palustrine. (BVG1M: 22a).
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), B12
Protected areas Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP
Special values 12.2.10: This ecosystem is known to provide suitable habitat for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Late summer to winter. INTENSITY: Moderate (to high; due to the inherent characteristics of highly flammable vegetation). INTERVAL: 8-20 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 8. INTERVAL_MAX: 20. STRATEGY: Aim for a burn mosaic of 40-80%. Ensure planned burn conditions are conducive to maintaining integrity of the landscape (i.e., use good soil moisture, recent rainfall and standing water on the ground). ISSUES: Intervals at the upper end (12-20 years) of the recommended regime may be desirable to counteract detrimental impacts of a high intensity fire over 100% of landscape. This vegetation often contains obligate seed regenerating species and as such, the application of frequent fire may reduce species richness if the intervals between fire are not sufficient for plants to produce seed.
Comments 12.2.10: Restricted to southern sand mass islands. Areas on North Stradbroke Island have been affected by sand mining. 12.2.10x1: Mostly found in the Toogoom - Dundowran area. Threatened by sand mining.

1 Estimated extent is from version 13.1 pre-clearing and 2021 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
14 May 2024