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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.16

Regional ecosystem 12.2.16
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9, 4, 10
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 6000 ha; Remnant 2021 5000 ha
Short description Sand blows largely devoid of vegetation
Structure code Bare
Description Sand blows largely devoid of vegetation. Sand blows on large sand islands. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 28d).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B21
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) NP, Eurimbula RR, Naree Budjong Djara NP, South Stradbroke Island CP, Cape Moreton CP
Fire management guidelines INTERVAL: Fire return interval not relevant. INTERVAL_MIN: 100. INTERVAL_MAX: 100. STRATEGY: No fire management required. ISSUES: Will not carry fire.
Comments 12.2.16: This regional ecosystem does not include areas of fore dune complex (12.2.14) that have been recently denuded of vegetation due to anthropological disturbance. Restricted to sand islands. Sand blows in Southeast Queensland are generally undergoing a period of stabilisation and recolonisation (Levin, N., 2010).

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