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Regional ecosystem details for 13.12.3

Regional ecosystem 13.12.3
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Not a Wetland
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 1
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 100 ha; Remnant 2021 100 ha
Short description Eucalyptus scoparia woodland on igneous rocks
Structure code Woodland
Description Eucalyptus scoparia, Eucalyptus andrewsii, E. youmanii, E. prava, Angophora floribunda, Callitris endlicheri shrubby woodland or open forest. Eucalyptus scoparia is locally predominant. Occurs on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. Rocky hillsides. Not a Wetland. (BVG1M: 15a).
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 14, Sparshott (2009), 18
Protected areas Girraween NP
Special values 13.12.3: Eucalyptus scoparia is a vulnerable species.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 12-30 years. INTERVAL_MIN: 12. INTERVAL_MAX: 30. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible. ISSUES: A fire-"shy" ecosystem, although also somewhat fire dependent. Do not repeat fire at 12 year intervals. Once burnt at 12 years, burn at 25+ years on the next cycle.
Comments 13.12.3: A rare ecosystem, wholly contained within Girraween National Park.

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