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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.3

Regional ecosystem 12.2.3
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 2000 ha; Remnant 2021 2000 ha
Short description Araucarian vine forest on parabolic high dunes
Structure code Closed Forest
Description Araucarian microphyll/notophyll vine forest. Backhousia myrtifolia common in understorey on Fraser Island and Cooloola and forms low canopy in places. Occurs on parabolic dunes. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 3a).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B4
Protected areas Great Sandy NP
Special values 12.2.3: Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Archidendron lovelliae, Symplocos harroldii, Tecomanthe hillii.
Fire management guidelines INTERVAL: Fire return interval not relevant. INTERVAL_MIN: 100. INTERVAL_MAX: 100. STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country so that wildfires will be very limited in extent. May need active protection from wildfire in extreme conditions or after prolonged drought. Planned burns should not create a running fire into vine forest. Ensuring conditions of good soil moisture and moisture of litter in surrounding communities will limit fire behaviour/intensity. ISSUES: Fire sensitive and not normally flammable. There may be issues with lantana and other weeds from fire and other disturbance. Remnants may be limited by frequent fire at the margins.
Comments 12.2.3: Agathis robusta present in subregion 9.

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