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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.8

Regional ecosystem 12.2.8
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 9, 4
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 22000 ha; Remnant 2019 22000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Eucalyptus pilularis open forest on parabolic high dunes
Structure category Mid-dense
Description Eucalyptus pilularis, E. microcorys, E. resinifera and Syncarpia hillii open forest. Occurs on parabolic high dunes. (BVG1M: 8b)
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), B8
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Harry Spring CP, Tewantin NP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Boronia rivularis, Glycine argyrea, Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi. This ecosystem is also known to provide suitable habitat for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Summer to winter. INTENSITY: Plan for low to moderate. Unplanned occasional high intensity wildfire will occur. INTERVAL: 4-8 years maintains a healthy grassy system. 8-20 years for shrubby elements of understorey. STRATEGY: Aim for 40-60% mosaic burn. Disturbance will maintain an RE structure of eucalypt overstorey with open understorey of predominantly non-rainforest species. ISSUES: High intensity fires occur periodically through time, however frequent low to moderate intensity fires will create disturbance that will keep the understorey diverse. A follow-up burn soon after a high intensity wildfire can be considered to reduce germinating mesic species. This RE may contain a number of rare and threatened plant species which require appropriate fire management.

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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