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Regional ecosystem details for 3.12.11

Regional ecosystem 3.12.11
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 3, 1, (4)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 14000 ha; Remnant 2017 14000 ha
Extent in reserves Medium
Short description Corymbia stockeri +/- Welchiodendron longivalve +/- C. tessellaris +/- Eucalyptus cullenii woodland on steep to rolling granite hills
Structure category Sparse
Description Corymbia stockeri (gum topped bloodwood) +/- Welchiodendron longivalve (yellow box penda) woodland to open forest. Canopy species occur in the very sparse to sparse subcanopy and shrublayers along with occasional Livistona muelleri (cabbage palm) and Parinari nonda (nonda plum). The sparse to mid-dense grassy groundlayer is often dominated by Heteropogon triticeus (giant spear grass) and/or Arundinella spp. Occurs on steep to rolling granite hills. (BVG1M: 14d)
Supplementary description Neldner and Clarkson (in prep), 74; Stanton, Fell & Gooding (2008), G5l, G5v, GD5l, R5l, R5m
Protected areas Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) NP (CYPAL), Possession Island NP
Fire management guidelines SEASON: Commence planned burns early in the dry season, after the wet season when dry enough to burn. Use occasional storm burns but generally avoid periods of extremely hot, dry conditions. INTENSITY: Low to moderate with occasional high during storm burns. INTERVAL: 2-5 years. STRATEGY: Apply a mosaic across the landscape at a range of intervals to create varying stages of post-fire response. Burn 30-60% at the property level. ISSUES: To mitigate against the impact of late dry season fires, commence burning early in the season and continue through the dry to break up continuity of fuels across the landscape. Planned fire applied repeatedly early in the dry season may lead to woody thickening because fires are not of sufficiently high intensity; this may be exacerbated by stock grazing. Manage extent, intensity and frequency of fires judiciously, to avoid habitat tree loss.
Comments In some areas Eucalyptus cullenii (Cullen's ironbark) or Corymbia tessellaris (Moreton Bay ash) can be co-dominant. C.stockeri is most likely to be subsp. stockeri Southern Torres Strait islands and near Lockhart River.

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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