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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.12

Regional ecosystem 12.2.12
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp).
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9, 4, 8, (10)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 14000 ha; Remnant 2017 10000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Closed heath on seasonally waterlogged sand plains
Structure category Dense
Description Closed or wet heath +/- stunted emergent shrubs/low trees. Characteristic shrubs include Banksia spp. (especially B. robur) Boronia falcifolia, Epacris spp., Baeckea frutescens, Schoenus brevifolius, Leptospermum spp., Hakea actites, Melaleuca thymifolia, M. nodosa, Xanthorrhoea fulva with Baloskion spp. and Sporadanthus spp. in ground layer. Occurs on poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. (BVG1M: 29a)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.2.12a: Empodisma minus, Baumea rubiginosa, Epacris microphylla closed heathland with emergent low shrubs of Leptospermum liversidgei. Occurs on Poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 29a)
12.2.12b: Xanthorrhoea fulva wet heathland. Occurs on Poorly drained Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains. Low part of sand mass coastal landscapes where water collects from both overland flow and infiltration from adjoining sand dunes. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 29a)
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), C6, C7
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Bribie Island NP, Burrum Coast NP, Noosa NP, Deepwater NP, Eurimbula NP, Mount Coolum NP, Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) CP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Pine Ridge CP, Littabella NP, Noosa CP, Eurimbula RR, Great Sandy RR, Cooloola (Noosa
Special values Habitat for threatened plant species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus. 12.2.12a: Habitat for threatened plant species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus. 12.2.12b: Habitat for threatened species including Blandfordia grandiflora, Acacia baueri and near threatened species including Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa. Habitat for threatened fauna including the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus wallicus.
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. 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 12.2.12: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area. 12.2.12a: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area. 12.2.12b: Subject to high rate of clearing for urbanisation south of Noosa; the RE is considered to be endangered in this area.

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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