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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.9

Regional ecosystem 12.2.9
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 9, 8, (4), (10)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 71000 ha; Remnant 2021 68000 ha
Short description Banksia aemula low open woodland on dunes and sand plains. Usually deeply leached soils
Structure code Low Open Woodland
Description Banksia aemula low open woodland. Mallee eucalypts sometimes present, e.g. Eucalyptus latisinensis. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes and sandplains with deeply leached soils. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 29a).
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), D11
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Burrum Coast NP, Bribie Island NP, Eurimbula NP, Deepwater NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Eurimbula RR, Noosa NP, Littabella NP, Pine Ridge CP, Mount Coolum NP, Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) NP, Teerk Roo Ra NP (IJMA), Sandy Cape CP, No
Special values 12.2.9: Habitat for near threatened plant species including Macarthuria complanata.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Late summer to winter. INTENSITY: Moderate. INTERVAL: 8-15 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 8. INTERVAL_MAX: 15. STRATEGY: Aim for a burn mosaic of 40-60%. Do not re-light areas remaining unburnt after a planned burn. Burn in association with surrounding ecosystems. ISSUES: Often contains obligate seed regenerating species and as such, the application of frequent fire may reduce species richness if the intervals between fire are not sufficient for plants to produce seed. Too frequent a fire frequency may result in a net loss of nutrients over time from an already nutrient poor system.
Comments 12.2.9: One of the communities included under the common name 'wallum'. Floristically rich. Mostly on sand mass islands with a naturally restricted extent on the mainland south of Noosa. Extensively cleared for urban development.

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