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Regional ecosystem details for 3.12.7

Regional ecosystem 3.12.7
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 1, 2
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 11000 ha; Remnant 2017 11000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Corymbia clarksoniana, Eucalyptus brassiana open forest on granite ranges
Structure category Mid-dense
Description Open forest of Corymbia clarksoniana (Clarkson's bloodwood) and Eucalyptus brassiana (Cape York redgum) +/- C. stockeri (gum topped bloodwood) +/- E. cullenii (Cullen's ironbark) +/- Erythrophleum chlorostachys (Cooktown ironwood). A sparse to mid-dense subcanopy can contain Melaleuca nervosa (woodland paperbark), Acacia spp., Allocasuarina littoralis (black sheoak) as well as rainforest species such as Euroschinus falcatus, Chionanthus ramiflorus (northern olive), Calophyllum sil (alligator bark), Buchanania arborescens (satinwood) and Celtis paniculata. The sparse shrublayer can contain canopy species as well as Alyxia spicata (chain fruit), Wikstroemia indica and Dendrolobium umbellatum (horse bush). The very sparse to sparse grassy groundlayer include Heteropogon spp. or Imperata cylindrica. Occurs on granite ranges. (BVG1M: 9c)
Supplementary description Neldner and Clarkson (in prep), 36
Protected areas KULLA (McIlwraith Range) NP (CYPAL), Cape Melville NP (CYPAL), Oyala Thumotang NP (CYPAL), KULLA (McIlwraith Range) RR, Ngalba Bulal NP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Argophyllum verae, Brachychiton grandiflorus, Cecarria obtusifolia, Dockrillia wassellii
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: 1-5 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 The C.stockeri is likely to be C.stockeri subsp. stockeri. Occurs on western McIlwraith Range and the Melville Range.

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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