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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.16

Regional ecosystem 12.2.16
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9, 4, 1
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 6000 ha; Remnant 2019 5000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Sand blows largely devoid of vegetation
Structure category Other
Description Sand blows largely devoid of vegetation. Sand blows on large sand islands. (BVG1M: 28d)
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B21
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Moreton Island NP, Eurimbula RR, Naree Budjong Djara NP, South Stradbroke Island CP, Cape Moreton CP
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: No fire management required. ISSUES: Will not carry fire.
Comments 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. Sand blows in Southeast Queensland are generally undergoing a period of stabilisation and recolonisation (Levin, N., 2010). Restricted to sand islands.

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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