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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.3

Regional ecosystem 12.2.3
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9, (4)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 2000 ha; Remnant 2019 2000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Araucarian vine forest on parabolic high dunes
Structure category Dense
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. (BVG1M: 3a)
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B4
Protected areas Great Sandy NP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Archidendron lovelliae, Symplocos harroldii, Tecomanthe hillii
Fire management guidelines 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. Some preliminary work suggests rainforest seedling germination from planned burning activities will assist the establishment of seedlings in newly burnt areas, especially due to smoke. There may be issues with lantana and other weeds from fire and other disturbance. Remnants may be limited by frequent fire at the margins; this requires further research.
Comments Agathis robusta present in subregion 9.

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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