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Regional ecosystem details for 12.5.8

Regional ecosystem 12.5.8
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 8
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 19000 ha; Remnant 2021 9000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus hallii open woodland on complex of remnant Tertiary surface and Tertiary sedimentary rocks
Structure code Open Woodland
Description Eucalyptus hallii open woodland +/- E. latisinensis, Corymbia trachyphloia subsp. Trachyphloia, Angophora leiocarpa, C. intermedia, E. exserta, Melaleuca quinquenervia and/or M. viridiflora var. viridiflora and E. fibrosa subsp. Fibrosa. Occurs on complex of remnant Tertiary surfaces and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 9g).
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), D6
Protected areas Burrum Coast NP, Bingera NP
Special values 12.5.8: Habitat for threatened plant species including Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi and Eucalyptus hallii.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Summer to winter. INTENSITY: Low to moderate. INTERVAL: 4-15 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 4. INTERVAL_MAX: 15. STRATEGY: Aim for 40-60% mosaic burn. Burn with soil moisture and with a spot ignition strategy so that a patchwork of burnt/unburnt country is achieved. Variability in season and fire intensity is important. ISSUES: The fire regime should maintain a mosaic of grassy and shrubby understoreys. Control of weeds (e.g., Lantana camara) with fire might be required. Frequent burns may encourage growth of invasive grasses such as signal grass Urochloa decumbens. Mid wet season burning can be useful for managing some annual weeds, when burning is implemented before flowering and seed set, e.g. January. Fire may be useful as part of an integrated weed control program to reduce dead biomass and promote mass germination of the seed bank in preparation for herbicide control.
Comments 12.5.8: Restricted to the Burrum River-Bundaberg area. Being cleared for sugar cane expansion and residential 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