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Regional ecosystem details for 12.5.5

Regional ecosystem 12.5.5
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 8, 10, 7
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 7000 ha; Remnant 2021 5000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus portuensis, Corymbia intermedia open forest on remnant Tertiary surfaces. Usually deep red soils
Structure code Open Forest
Description Eucalyptus portuensis, Corymbia intermedia shrubby open forest to woodland. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and sedimentary rocks. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 9g).
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), D2
Protected areas Eurimbula NP, Littabella NP, Littabella CP, Deepwater NP, Bottle Creek CP
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Late summer to winter. INTENSITY: Low to moderate. INTERVAL: 7-10 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 7. INTERVAL_MAX: 10. STRATEGY: Aim for a burn mosaic of 40-60% over the burn area. A diversity of season and fire intensity is important, as well as spot ignition in cooler or moister periods to encourage mosaics. Late summer burns assist with maintaining control of fire intensity. ISSUES: Fires that are too frequent will eliminate obligate seeding species (e.g., Acacia spp.). Fire frequency should be such as to allow obligate seeders to reach maturity and produce viable seed.

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