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Regional ecosystem details for 13.11.5

Regional ecosystem 13.11.5
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 3, 11.32, (1)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 19000 ha; Remnant 2021 11000 ha
Short description Eucalyptus sideroxylon, E. fibrosa subsp. nubilis open forest on metamorphics
Structure code Open Forest
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. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 15a).
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 9e, Haselgrove and Cant (2009), 11f in part
Protected areas Sundown NP
Special values 13.11.5: 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. INTERVAL_MIN: 10. INTERVAL_MAX: 15. 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 13.11.5: 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 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