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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.6

Regional ecosystem 12.2.6
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 9, 4, (8)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 73000 ha; Remnant 2017 69000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Eucalyptus racemosa subsp. racemosa open forest on dunes and sand plains. Usually deeply leached soils
Structure category Mid-dense
Description Eucalyptus racemosa subsp. racemosa, Corymbia intermedia, C. gummifera, Angophora leiocarpa and E. pilularis shrubby or grassy woodland to open forest. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes and beaches. Dunes with deeply leached soils. (BVG1M: 9g)
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), B9
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Moreton Island NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Poona NP, Pine Ridge CP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Boronia rivularis, Glycine argyrea, Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Late summer to winter. INTENSITY: Low to moderate. INTERVAL: 7-25 years. STRATEGY: Aim for a burn mosaic of 40-60% over the burn area. A diversity of season and fire intensity is important, as well as spot ignition in cooler or moister periods to encourage mosaics. Late summer burns assist with maintaining control of fire intensity. ISSUES: Avoid repeated low intensity fires. Fires that are too frequent will eliminate obligate seeding species. Fire frequency should be such as to allow trees to reach maturity and produce viable seed. Aim for fire intervals at the long end of the range. Do not allow burns from this RE penetrate into adjacent foredune/beach ridge communities.

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 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
16 April 2019
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