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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.4

Regional ecosystem 12.2.4
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 9
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 10000 ha; Remnant 2021 10000 ha
Short description Syncarpia hillii, Lophostemon confertus tall open to closed forest on parabolic high dunes
Structure code Tall Open Forest
Description Syncarpia hillii and Lophostemon confertus tall open to closed forest with vine forest understorey ('wet sclerophyll'). Occurs on parabolic dunes. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 8a).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B3
Protected areas Great Sandy NP
Special values 12.2.4: Habitat for near threatened plant species including Tecomanthe hillii.
Fire management guidelines INTERVAL: Fire return interval not relevant. INTERVAL_MIN: 100. INTERVAL_MAX: 100. STRATEGY: Do not target for burning. Burning has reduced large old trees and there is considerable recruitment which may not survive due to Backhousia myrtifolia and understorey shrubs. Fire in these communities is only likely to occur at long intervals (at least 20+ years) during prolonged dry periods. In exceptional circumstances, different localities containing this ecosystem could be burnt to ensure a continuum of habitat availability across the broader landscape. Using this strategy maximises the probability of spatial mosaics in the landscape. ISSUES: Reference sites on K'gari have been logged and silviculturally treated so it is difficult to know the benchmark condition status.

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