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Regional ecosystem details for 12.3.17

Regional ecosystem 12.3.17
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Riverine
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 10, 8, 7, (9)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 12000 ha; Remnant 2021 4000 ha
Short description Simple notophyll fringing forest usually dominated by Waterhousea floribunda
Structure code Closed Forest
Description Simple notophyll fringing forest usually dominated by Waterhousea floribunda. Other typical canopy species include Aphananthe philippinensis and Castanospermum australe. Casuarina cunninghamiana may occur in scattered patches or low densities along channel banks. Often Typical sub-canopy species include Syzygium australe, Cryptocarya triplinervis and Ficus coronata. Fringes channels on Quaternary alluvium. Riverine. (BVG1M: 4b).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), E5
Protected areas Goomboorian NP, Baffle Creek CP, Littabella CP, Bulburin NP, Woondum NP
Special values 12.3.17: Important for fruit-eating birds, many of which migrate seasonally from upland to lowland rainforest.
Fire management guidelines INTERVAL: Fire return interval not relevant. INTERVAL_MIN: 100. INTERVAL_MAX: 100. STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country. 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. There may be issues with lantana and other weeds from fire and other disturbance. Remnants may be limited by frequent fire at the margins.
Comments 12.3.17: Previously mapped as 12.3.1. Often too narrow to be mapped at 1:100 000 scale. Extensively cleared for agriculture. Prone to invasion by weeds such as camphor laurel Cinnamomum camphora, broad leaved pepper tree Schinus terebinthifolius, cat's claw creeper Dolichandra unguis-cati on margins and when disturbed.

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