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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.5

Regional ecosystem 13.11.5
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 3, 11.32, (1)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 19000 ha; Remnant 2017 11000 ha
Extent in reserves Low
Short description Eucalyptus sideroxylon, E. fibrosa subsp. nubilis open forest on metamorphics
Structure category Mid-dense
Description Eucalyptus sideroxylon +/- E. fibrosa subsp. nubilis shrubby open forest. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic moderately to strongly deformed and metamorphosed sediments and interbedded volcanics. (BVG1M: 15a)
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 9e, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 11f in part
Protected areas Sundown NP
Special values Habitat for threatened fauna, regent honeyeater Xanthomyza phyrgia. Localised occurrences of Eucalyptus bakeri, E. viridis (mallees) and Melaleuca decora.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 10-15 years. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible. ISSUES: Need to actively manage. Eucalyptus sideroxylon (mugga) is harder to burn. May need late summer (March) burn.
Comments Frequently occurs as small patches. Highly fragmented, remnants heavily grazed. Poor management can prevent recruitment of tree species. Increasing shrub density in some situations. Subject to sleeper/fence post cutting.

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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