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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.2

Regional ecosystem 13.11.2
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 1, (3)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 700 ha; Remnant 2021 700 ha
Short description Eucalyptus laevopinea open forest on metamorphics
Structure code Open Forest
Description Eucalyptus laevopinea, E. banksii, E. melliodora open forest. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. High altitudes. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 8a).
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 9f, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 11g
Protected areas Sundown NP, Sundown RR
Special values 13.11.2: Restricted to higher parts of the trap rock country. The populations of Eucalyptus laevopinea and E. banksii are disjunct populations of species that grow on adamellite to the east. A threatened restricted regional ecosystem, subject to logging outside reserves.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 7-12 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 7. INTERVAL_MAX: 12. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible. ISSUES: Try to prevent high intensity fire. Do not repeat burn at 7 year intervals. Once burnt at 7 years, burn at 10+ years next cycle.
Comments 13.11.2: Rare community subject to logging in unreserved areas.

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