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Regional ecosystem details for 12.3.18

Regional ecosystem 12.3.18
Vegetation Management Act class Endangered
Wetlands Palustrine
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 2, (5)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 2000 ha; Remnant 2021 100 ha
Short description Melaleuca irbyana low open forest on alluvial plains
Structure code Low Open Forest
Description Melaleuca irbyana low open forest or thicket. Emergent Eucalyptus moluccana, E. crebra, E. tereticornis or Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata may be present. Occurs on Quaternary alluvial plains where drainage of soils is impeded. Palustrine. (BVG1M: 21b).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), C5
Special values 12.3.18: Habitat for listed plant species Melaleuca irbyana and Marsdenia coronata. This ecosystem is known to provide suitable habitat for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Summer to late-autumn. INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 3-6 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 3. INTERVAL_MAX: 6. STRATEGY: Aim to burn 40-60% of any given area. Spot ignition in cooler or moister periods encourages mosaics. ISSUES: Maintain ground litter and fallen timber habitats by burning only with sufficient soil moisture. Burning should aim to produce fine scale mosaics of unburnt areas. May be difficult to burn due to solodic soil with sparse vegetation.
Comments 12.3.18: Previously mapped as 12.3.3c. This floristic association on land zone 9-10 is mapped as 12.9-10.11. Restricted to the Ipswich and Jimboomba regions and the Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys.

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