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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.2

Regional ecosystem 13.11.2
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 1, (3)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 700 ha; Remnant 2017 700 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Eucalyptus laevopinea open forest on metamorphics
Structure category Mid-dense
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. (BVG1M: 8a)
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 9f, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 11g
Protected areas Sundown NP, Sundown RR
Special values 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. 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 Rare community subject to logging in unreserved areas

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 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
16 April 2019
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