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Regional ecosystem details for 13.3.6

Regional ecosystem 13.3.6
Vegetation Management Act class Of concern
Wetlands Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp).
Biodiversity status Endangered
Subregion 1
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 300 ha; Remnant 2017 300 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Sedgeland and/or open heathland, with small areas of eucalypt woodland on alluvial deposits in igneous landscapes
Structure category Other
Description Sedgeland and/or open heathland, occasional with fringing eucalyptus woodlands. Occurs along small drainage lines and soaks at high altitude on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. (BVG1M: 34f)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
13.3.6a: Eucalyptus camphora subsp. camphora mallee woodland/tall shrubland or fringing woodland with a sedgy understorey. Occurs along small drainage lines and soaks at high altitude on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 34f)
13.3.6b: Melaleuca thymifolia heath on gritty siliceous seepage areas Occurs along small drainage lines and soaks at high altitude on Mesozoic to Proterozoic igneous rocks. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 29b)
Supplementary description Young and McDonald (1989), 27b, Sparshott (2009), 1, 2, 3
Protected areas Girraween NP
Special values Northern limit of the temperate adapted species Eucalyptus camphora and Olearia glandulosa. Provides wetland habitat for a range of flora and fauna. 13.3.6a: Northern limit of the temperate adapted species Eucalyptus camphora and Olearia glandulosa. Provides wetland habitat for a range of flora and fauna. 13.3.6b: Northern limit of the temperate adapted species Eucalyptus camphora and Olearia glandulosa. Provides wetland habitat for a range of flora and fauna.
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Autumn/Winter (Apr-Aug). INTENSITY: Low. INTERVAL: 5-12 years. STRATEGY: Burn < 20% of stands in any year, burning patches each year whenever possible. ISSUES: Loss of vegetation complexity occurs in this ecosystem if (1) unburnt for many years, leading to senescence of sedges or (2) burnt too frequently.
Comments 13.3.6: Described in Sattler and Williams under 13.12.7 but has been reallocated to the correct land zone. A rare regional ecosystem. Subject to pig damage and Andropogon virginicus infestation. 13.3.6a: Subject to pig damage and Andropogon virginicus infestation. Described in Sattler and Williams under 13.12.7 but has been reallocated to the correct land zone. A rare regional ecosystem. 13.3.6b: Subject to pig damage and Andropogon virginicus infestation. Described in Sattler and Williams under 13.12.7 but has been reallocated to the correct land zone. A rare regional ecosystem. Some areas are too small to map. 13.3.6a and 13.3.6b wholly contained within Girraween National Park

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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