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Regional ecosystem details for 12.5.11

Regional ecosystem 12.5.11
Vegetation Management Act class Endangered
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 8, (7)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 9000 ha; Remnant 2021 3000 ha
Short description Syncarpia glomulifera open forest on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks
Structure code Open Forest
Description Syncarpia glomulifera subsp. glomulifera +/- Corymbia trachyphloia, Eucalyptus portuensis, E. racemosa subsp. racemosa open forest. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 8a).
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), D4, D7
Protected areas Bingera NP, Bingera CP2, Cordalba NP
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. INTERVAL_MIN: 4. INTERVAL_MAX: 20. STRATEGY: Aim for 40-60% mosaic burn. Needs disturbance to maintain RE structure (eucalypt overstorey with open understorey of predominantly non-rainforest species). Any moist sclerophyll that is relatively open with a mixture of grasses and shrubs should be a priority for fire management to retain RE structure. ISSUES: Frequent fire is needed to maintain understorey integrity, keeping more mesic species low in the profile of the understorey so that other species can compete. It is essential that wildfires are not the sole source of fire in this ecosystem. High intensity fires occur periodically through time, however frequent low to moderate intensity fires will create the disturbance required to keep the understorey diverse. A follow-up burn soon after a high intensity wildfire can be considered to reduce germinating/resprouting mesic species.
Comments 12.5.11: Represents an attenuated form of tall forest with Syncarpia spp. that grow under high rainfall on Fraser Island and Cooroy-Nambour areas, and consequently is of biogeographic significance. A disjunct northernmost population of Eucalyptus racemosa grows in the same area. Restricted to Childers-Bundaberg area. Cleared for sugar cane and crops.

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